The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) have partnered again this October to observe National Window Covering Safety Month.
Since 1990, more than 200 infants and young children have died from accidentally strangling in window cords, according to information provided by the CPSC. This month-long, nationwide campaign is designed to increase consumer awareness of potential window-cord hazards, as well as to urge parents and caregivers of young children to only use cordless window products in homes with young children and to replace all window coverings in the home made before 2001 with today’s safer products.
National Window Covering Safety Month will emphasize the following basic window-cord safety rules from WCSC:
- Install only cordless window coverings in homes with young children. Replace window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with today’s safer products. (more…)