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If you have kids at home and your house is not child-proof yet, this should make you go over every inch of your home and work on it. Surely, you wouldn’t want your kids to die just because of your drawers.

A CCTV footage has emerged showing how easily an unattended child can pull over a chest of drawers. The first part of the video shows the child playing with the drawers in the room, sliding each drawer in and out.

There was another kid in the room and there were no adults in sight.

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After a few seconds, the chest of drawers toppled, threatening to crush the kid.

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Fortunately, the boy escaped what could have been a terrible accident. After the drawers crashed, a woman later came running down the stairs to check the kid for injuries.

Watch the CCTV footage here and see how it all happened:

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Falling furniture can be a serious risk for children. In Australia, for instance, at least 22 children under the age of 9 have died from toppling furniture or televisions since 2001. Researchers also discovered that children under 3 years old are at the greatest risk.

The importance of pinpointing the potential safety hazards in your home couldn’t be stressed enough. According to Parents.com, “you may actually need to add some new measures to your childproofing list to stay one step ahead of your active toddler.”

The site gives parents these life-saving tips to make your home as child-friendly as possible:

  1. To prevent burns, cook on the stove’s back burners whenever possible, and keep handles of pots and pans turned away from the counter’s edge. Don’t set hot food on the table anywhere near your toddler, and store matches and cigarette lighters where he/she can’t possibly reach them.
  2. Keep furniture, especially beds, safely away from upper-story windows. Window guards are an added safety measure. In some cities, apartment buildings are required by law to have them. All looped window blind cords are a strangulation hazard and should be cut into two strands and secured out of kids’ reach.
  3. To keep medicines (including vitamins) out of reach, put them in a cabinet with a lock. Store household cleaners in a high cabinet, safely out of sight and reach. Never transfer a poisonous substance (such as bleach) into a container that looks as though it might hold something to eat or drink (such as an empty milk jug).
  4. And remember: Alcoholic beverages can be toxic if ingested by a small child. So lock up all your liquor, too!
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