This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Window Covering Safety Council. All opinions are 100% mine.
To spread awareness that October is Window Covering Safety month, I am happy to be partnering with the Window Covering Safety Council again. Back in April, we shared our Easy Home Safety Checklist. The checklist is something we intentionally go through throughout the year to make sure everything in our home is up to date and exactly how it should be safety-wise and for the sake of all of our kids.
As parents and caregivers, it is our responsibility to provide a safe environment for our children to grow. In order to do that we have to be made aware of the threats that we may not even think of. Unfortunately for some parents, one of those threats has been window coverings with exposed or dangling cords.
These normal, everyday household items can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. One of the main ways we can alleviate the threat as parents is by replacing them with cordless products.
“Install only cordless window coverings or those withWindow covering safety council
inaccessible cords in homes with young children.”
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), one of the top hidden hazards in the home is corded window coverings. A recent US Safety Standard requires that all stock products be cordless, or have inaccessible cords.
Need to replace old blinds or install new ones?
Thanks to the recently launched Best for Kids™ certification program going cordless is easier than ever before!
In order for a product to qualify for “Best for Kids” they either have no cords, no operating cords with inner cords that are not accessible, or if accessible inner cords are present in products with no operating cords, the accessible inner cords cannot create a hazardous loop.
When shopping for your new blinds you look for products marked with the Best for Kids™ certification label. Products with the Best for Kids™ label have gone through third-party testing and are designed for use in homes with young kids.
Because we are in Window Covering Safety month, I just want to take this time to encourage you to go around your home and check all of your window coverings. If you find any with cords, I hope you choose to take steps to modify or replace them for the safety of your little ones.
You can also share this blog post with family and friends who have kids in their homes, to make sure they are aware of this hazard. This small little step can help ease your momma worry and make their world a little safer.
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