In video footage that has been viewed millions of times on YouTube, two young twin brothers can be seen climbing on drawers in their bedroom.
Shortly after, the chest of drawers falls, which traps one of the boys underneath the dresser.
The boys’ parents, Ricky and Kayli Shoff, say they were hesitant about sharing the video, but did so “in order to spread awareness to other families”.
Speaking to CBS News, Kayli and Ricky Shoff said they did not hear the furniture falling and only realised the full extent of the situation when they saw footage from the video camera in their sons’ room.
“My heart sank,” Kayli said. “I felt like the worst mom in the world.”