We expect parents to cover electrical outlets, put gates on stairs, and childproof their doors and cabinets, but we often forget about the hidden danger of the cords from window coverings.
Yet the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and children accidentally becoming entangled in window cords.
That’s why the CPSC and Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) are urging parents and caregivers to check their window coverings for exposed and dangling cords as part of National Window Covering Safety Month.
The CPSC, WCSC, and safety advocates all recommend using only cordless window coverings or window coverings with inaccessible cords in homes with young children. “As a result of industry innovation, consumers have more choices than ever to purchase cordless products or those with inaccessible cords,” said WCSC Executive Director Peter Rush. Read the rest of this entry »