Consumer Reports: New furniture tip-over dangers

exclusive new Consumer Reports testingreveals just because a dresser issmaller doesn't make it less of a tip ofa risk to our children take a look every17 minutes an unsecured piece offurniture appliance or television tipsover and injures or kill someone in theUnited States most of the victims arechildren under six years old duringConsumer Reports ongoing investigationinto the stability of dressers newlyreleased government data shows dressers30 inches tall and under have beenlinked to deaths we found that justbecause a dresser is low and seemsstable like one that's three drawershigh it can still pose a deadly tip-overrisk to small children in your homerecords released in June showed that atleast five fatal tip over us were linkedto dressers that measured 30 inches orlower as part of its continued analysisCR conducted three tip-over tests on 17dresser models that were marketed asmeasuring 30 inches tall and under tosee if they're prone to tipping overonly five of the dressers passed all ofC ARS tests including the 150 dollarIKEA nordley showing that a stableaffordable dresser at this height ispossible companies have the ability todo something about this epidemic we'vefound that it is possible to build morestable dressers of any height and ourfindings highlight the need for strongsafety standards for all dressers notjust taller ones which is why ConsumerReports is pushing for mandatory safetystandards for dressers of all sizes andsays all furniture should be properlyanchored to a wall we've posted consumerreports complete furniture test resultsonline along with a video showingstep-by-step how to properly anchorfurniture to a wall

Exclusive new Consumer Reports testing reveals, just because a dresser is smaller doesn’t make it less of a tip-over risk to children in your home.

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