Window Coverings Cords – Tips to Prevent Child Strangulation

It’s October and as many Americans raise their blinds and shades and open their windows to let in the cool breeze of autumn, CPSC warns of dangers associated with corded window coverings.

Window blinds, shades, draperies and other window coverings with cords are associated with the strangulation death of about one child a month. Imagine that. Now imagine that this tragic hazard can be stopped.

Here’s how:

  • Examine all shades and blinds for accessible cords on the front, side and back.
  • Replace corded window coverings with cordless or inaccessible cord window coverings in homes where young children live or visit. Child safe window blinds and shades are available for sale today.
  • Tell others! Share our window covering safety posters with your friends, family, and community.

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