Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C.
Book Now

Denver (303) 395-4773 Broomfield (303) 872-8919

Breckenridge (970) 285-3077 Toll-Free (800) 746-3560

We want to assure you during these challenging times that Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C. is open for business and providing our full range of legal services. Our attorneys, paralegals, and staff are available to meet with you for new and existing legal matters by conference call and video conferencing. Please call our main line at 303-451-0300 and we will get you connected. We are here to assist you with all of your ongoing legal needs.

Leaders in Litigation

How can I prevent furniture tip-overs?

Whether caring for your own children or looking after the children of friends and loved ones, Colorado families must make child-safety an ongoing concern. This is especially true when it comes to furniture tip-overs. Furniture such as dressers, entertainment centers and even TVs themselves can prove extremely hazardous when not secured correctly. Accidents involving furniture tip-overs are unfortunately common in many homes, and in some circumstances they can be deadly.  

As illustrated by, parents and guardians should take every precaution to stop furniture tip-overs from occurring. When it comes to pieces that are especially heavy or dangerous (such as mirrors, which can shatter upon impact), these items must be secured to the adjacent wall using the right hardware. In many cases, dry-wall screws affixed to interior wall supports (also known as studs) are the best method for keeping furniture from falling over.

In terms of highly popular wall-mounted TVs, using a sturdy mounting kit for the model in question is crucial. There is usually a difference between kits suited to older TVs and those intended for newer models, so be sure to do your research before buying. TVs that are situated on entertainment stands can also be secured by drilling screws through the TV base into the furniture itself.

Recent statistics illustrate the significant risk falling furniture poses. For instance, 64 percent of children injured by toppled TVs were under the age of five. Of these types of injuries, the neck and head were the most vulnerable areas of the body (making up 63 percent of injuries), while lacerations were also common (composing 37 percent of total injuries). While you may think larger TVs pose a bigger risk, this isn’t always the case. When TV size was recorded after tip-overs, it was determined that TVs less than 26 inches were responsible for 69 percent of subsequent injuries.

Email us your case details

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Broomfield Office
390 Interlocken Crescent
Suite 350
Broomfield, CO 80021

Toll Free: 800-746-3560
Phone: 303-872-8919
Fax: 303-464-8000
Broomfield Law Office Map

Denver Office
1660 Lincoln Street
Suite 2000
Denver, CO 80264

Toll Free: 800-746-3560
Phone: 303-395-4773
Denver Law Office Map

Breckenridge Office
106 North French Street
Suite 230
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Toll Free: 800-746-3560
Phone: 970-285-3077
Breckenridge Law Office Map

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.