The message is clear: Got kids? Go cordless! Window cords are one of the most dangerous hidden hazards in the home. During October’s Window Covering Safety Month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents and caregivers to check all window coverings for exposed or dangling cords, which pose a strangulation hazard to infants and children.
“CPSC wants to remind parents and caregivers to use only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords in homes (…)Read More Oct 15
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After a long, cold winter, you’re probably looking forward to opening the windows in your home to let the fresh spring air in! But an open window is an open invitation for a curious child to investigate and that could spell danger if an adult isn’t around to supervise.
In an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of children and window falls, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is joining the National Safety Council in recognizing National Window Safety (…)Read More Apr 2
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.
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As temperatures go up, so do windows in many homes. Opening windows in your home to enjoy the warmer temperatures may seem harmless, but open windows have proven to be sources of injury and death for young children.
This week, CPSC joins the National Safety Council in recognizing National Window Safety Week and urges parents and caregivers to be aware of the dangers of leaving windows open when young children are present.
According to CPSC data, falls from windows result (…)Read More Apr 8