Experts Warn After Kitchen Ovens Are Becoming A Death Trap For Kids

Experts Warn After Kitchen Ovens Are Becoming A Death Trap For Kids

It’s a horrible thought, and accident that could have been prevented. Did you know something as simple as your kitchen oven could become the death of a young child? And it’s not just from leaving an unattended burner. This danger is far less thought about. As Inside Edition reports, the injury and death rate due to ovens tipping over onto small children is growing. But that doesn’t have to be the case!

Children are so inquisitive. They want to be up where Mom and Dad are and and see what they’re “missing out” on. It’s more common than you would think to have a child open the oven door and use it as a step up to see the action on the counter or climb to upper cabinets. Add in a hot pot of something cooking on the stove and the risk grows even greater. The crew of Inside Edition did a random check on a few homes nearby. They found that very few had the anti-tip measures in place, or had even thought of the dangers of a tipping stove.

“Scary, there’s a lot of things you need to do to protect these kids. This is just one of them, I never thought about!”

Often the danger prepared for is children turning knobs on or touching a hot burner. Having the entire oven tip onto them is lesser considered. But there are steps that can be taken to protect from these horrible accidents. There are safety devices that prevent your oven door from opening without your knowledge. Most importantly, there are anti-tip brackets that can be purchased at any home improvement store. These L shaped brackets screw into the wall behind the oven and the foot of the oven slides right into it. It’s a simple $10 fix to protect your family from disastrous harm!

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