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Make Sure Your TV Isn’t Going to Tip Over

Whether it’s family movie night or the premier of a long-awaited show, the TV is often the center of family entertainment. I know it’s pretty popular in my house.

This weekend in particular, millions will be gathering in living rooms across the country to watch the Big Game.

It’s no coincidence that the day before the game is National TV Safety Day. It’s a great time to raise awareness about TV tip-over accidents and educate homeowners about securing their TVs.

Even with TVs becoming lighter and slimmer, TV tip-overs are still an issue. More than 17,000 kids visit the ER each year for injuries suffered from TV tip-over accidents1. As a mom of young kids, that’s terrifying to imagine happening in my home.

At Best Buy, we have a great solution to keep your TV from tipping. In addition to Geek Squad TV mounting services, Best Buy carries an exclusive anti-tip strap from SANUS that you can install easily at home. You can secure your flat-panel TV to a sturdy piece of furniture or to the wall with the included level and stud finder. And it’s affordable, too.

Check out these additional TV safety tips from an expert Geek Squad Agent and Blue Shirt.


We want you to make sure your TV is safe in time for the big game, so you can focus on your appetizer game.


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1 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission 2016 Report, Product Instability or Tip Over Report