Toppling furniture and TVs

Every Australian family should be safe in their homes. But common furniture and televisions can tip over if they’re not secured. They can cause serious injuries and even deaths.

In Australia, there have been at least 27 deaths involving toppling furniture and televisions since 2000. That’s more than one death per year, on average.

Most deaths involved children aged 4 and under, but adults over the age of 60 are also at risk. Furniture used for storage and televisions contributed to most deaths.

While these particular age groups are most at risk of death, people of all ages are at risk of being injured.

The good news is that injuries and deaths from toppling furniture and televisions are preventable. There are some easy things we can all do to make our furniture and televisions safer.


Learn about toppling furniture and TVs

What's at stake

Toppling furniture is dangerous. Learn what can happen, and hear one family’s story

Use furniture and TVs safely

Things you can do around your home to reduce the risk of falling furniture and TVs

Safety tips for buying furniture and TVs

What to look for if you’re buying furniture, whether it’s at a shop, online, or second-hand


For government and industry

For suppliers

What retailers and manufacturers can do to make their products safer

What the ACCC is doing

How our work is helping to make Australian families safer


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