Furniture Safety Tip # 1
The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends the following safety tips to help prevent tip-over furniture accidents in your home - let’s create a safer home together:
  • Anchor it! * All Magnussen Home storage units that are over 27" in height have a “Child Safety Label”.
    Sample label for storage units other than Entertainment units
  • Use restraints! Our furniture comes equipped with tip over restraints for storage units over 27” in height or more. Instructions are in the packaging on assembly instructions for securing to the wall.
  • Always use furniture for its intended purpose and never let children climb or hang on drawers, doors or shelves.
  • When buying a dresser or storage unit, look for one that meets the requirements of the current ASTM International standards by; checking the labels, asking your retailer.
  • Place televisions far back on low stable furniture that is designed to hold the weight and size of the TV if possible.
  • Do not place items that may appeal to a child, such as toys, plants and remote controls, on top of a TV.
  • Do not place heavy items on top of elevated surfaces.
  • Regularly check that furniture, TV’s and appliances are stable and secure.
  • Do not assemble and use the furniture if instructions are not provided or if you cannot follow the instructions.
  • Place heavier items in the lower drawers and install locks if you have younger children to prevent the use of the open drawers as steps.
  • Never put a TV on top of a dresser/storage unit or furniture not intended for use with a TV.



Furniture Safety Tip # 2
Climbing is an important fundamental skill that children acquire in early childhood. Children love to climb everything, including consumer products, such as furniture, that are not to be climbed on. This puts children at risk of severe injuries. To prevent injuries, it is critical to understand how children climb on objects.
Watchouts
  • Always supervise children in the home and teach them not to climb or hang from furniture.
  • Canopy beds have been designed only for aesthetic value. Never suspend or hang anything from a canopy bed or use it other than what is has been designed for.
  • Do not put any weight on the canopy.
  • Regularly check furniture items to ensure they are stable and secure.
  • Do not assemble and use the furniture if instructions are not provided or if you cannot follow the instructions.
  • Don’t leave young children unsupervised.
  • Lock bedroom doors where canopy beds are located to prevent children from hanging or swinging from the canopy to avoid serious injuries.


* - Source: AnchorIt.gov (www.anchorit.gov)