Statistics show that a child dies due to window covering/cord related accidents every two weeks. Far too often, looped cords (even those out of reach) are accessed by toddlers and young children, resulting in devastating consequences. Fortunately, you can protect your child(ren) from window related injuries by adhering to the following guidelines:
1. Do not place cribs, beds or other furniture in children’s bedrooms near windows.
2. When shopping, consider investing in shutters or another cordless option, such as roller shades that are lifted and lowered by pushing and pulling the bottom of the shade.
3. If you have older blinds with looped cords, or roman shades, visit the Window Covering Safety Council’s website (http://www.windowcoverings.org/) Manufacturers and retailers of window coverings have collaborated with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to offer FREE retrofit kits for older window coverings that pose a hazard to young children.
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