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Updated: 01/03/2018 04:30:00PM

Factor in safety before choosing a new dresser or TV

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This Tuesday, May 23, 2017, photo shows televisions on display at a Best Buy in Cary, N.C. If you are shopping for a new flat-screen TV or dresser for the baby?s room this holiday season, factoring in safety concerns can save you some trouble. Federal safety regulators recommend anchoring TVs and dressers to the wall to prevent them from tipping over, especially with small children around. Planning for that could influence which product you choose and where to put it in your home.


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NEW YORK — Thinking about getting a new flat-screen TV for the holidays, or a dresser for the baby’s room? Factor safety into your choice.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns TVs and furniture like dressers and chests pose tip-over risks if they are not properly anchored to walls. This is especially true in households with young children, who can be tempted to climb on anything. But plenty of adults get injured, too.

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