A shocking video shows how quickly a piece of unsecured furniture can topple on to a child.
The CCTV clip captures the terrifying moment a large chest of drawers becomes unbalanced and almost crushes a toddler beneath, shares Daily Mail.
Just seconds before, the child can be seen playing with the drawers in a playroom – sliding each one in and out.
When the chest of drawers topples, the toddler only narrowly escapes what could have been a very serious accident.
The video shows how easily furniture that’s not properly secured can become a potentially serious hazard around small children.
Toppling furniture kills at least one child a year in Australia.
Each year in Australia around 300 children go to hospital as the result of being injured by a falling television, and that figure is continuing to rise.
Make sure you install your furniture with safety in mind.
You can keep your kids safe by:
•Using brackets fixed to the wall to mount or house your TV.
•Keep cords out of reach so kids can’t pull on them and risk pulling the television down on themselves.
•If you house your TV in or on a piece of furniture, ensure that it is purpose-built so that it is sturdy enough not to topple over.
•Test the stability of your television yourself – if you can push your TV over then your kids will be able too.
Early last year we shared the moment a toddler gained superhuman strength to save his twin brother from being crushed by a chest of drawers – Read more on that here.
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