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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 (…)

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[post_thumbnail]CPSC urges military families to set aside some time to learn how to prevent tragedies that have taken the lives of too many young children.

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[post_thumbnail]Tie ‘em up is risky. It gives parents a false sense of security. Cords can, and do, get tangled. Sometimes, this happens after parents tie the cords up to childproof the cords.

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[post_thumbnail]Do you live in military housing with your family? Take a look at your window blinds or other type of window coverings, including Roman shades. If you can see any dangling or accessible cords, your child is at risk.

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Community education programs work. That’s a message we at CPSC hear regularly through our Neighborhood Safety Network.

Last week, during Window Safety Week, Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland, Ore., touted that message while spreading the word on preventing window falls. “According to Oregon Trauma Registry data, the rate of children’s window falls has decreased 46 percent from 2009 to 2011,” the hospital says in a news release.

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