Keep these 4 things in mind to prevent this outcome
- There is a voluntary standard - ASTM F2057 that lays out safety specifications for preventing tip-overs.
- Know which pieces of furniture fall under this potential hazard. Here is a good article from Kids Today that gives more details of the standard and different pieces of furniture.
- 'Secure It!' was launched by Ikea and 'Anchor It!' was launched by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, two educational campaigns to prevent furniture and TV tip overs.
- Be cautious, for example, if the piece of furniture comes with anchors, be sure to use them. Also you can utilize pieces of furniture that incorporate anti-tip features. For example, Universal Furniture's Smartstuff introduced the Axis line which utilizes their new SafeStop drawer mechanism.