Who Are We?
Parents Against Tip-Overs (PAT) is a nationwide network of parents
who want to see an end to TV and furniture tip-over injuries and deaths. The group was founded in 2018 by parents of young children who have lost their lives from a furniture tip-over incident.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a child dies every 11 days in the U.S. when a TV or piece of furniture falls on them. Our mission is to strengthen tip-over prevention advocacy work, both anchoring and regulatory, by educating others, supporting advocates and families, and improving data and communication surrounding tip-over incidents and deaths. We encourage parents to report any tip-over incidents, injuries, and deaths to the USCPSC at SaferProducts.gov.
Our group is welcoming parents, grandparents, guardians, daycare providers, and anyone else who has the same desire to end these preventable incidents. Click the button below to join the movement.
PAT believes that TV and furniture tip-overs can be eliminated by using a double-pronged approach of:
1) Advocating for safer furniture designs, as well as stronger and mandatory furniture making and testing standards for clothing storage units.
2) Educating the public about the risk and prevention of tip-overs, including anchoring TVs and furniture.