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.
Examine all shades and blinds for accessible cords on the front, side and back.
Blog en español
If you have one of these
and one of these in your house,
you need to hear about a new way to protect the safety of you and your family.
Starting on January 1, 2015, all new gas fireplaces, and fireplace heaters that vent to the outside, will come with a protective barrier. This barrier will be there to prevent your child and others from coming into direct contact with the glass front of the fireplace.
Why should you care?
You should care because (…)Read More Dec 19
Last February, we began warning you about baby monitor cord dangers. CPSC knows of seven deaths and three near strangulations since 2002 involving video and audio baby monitors. The monitors and cords were placed within a child’s reach.
You need to know about cord hazards, so you can prevent your baby from strangling in a cord.
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is working with us on a national baby safety campaign to get the word out to parents and caregivers about the (…)Read More Jul 11