13 Dec Window Covering Safety
Window safety is always a top concern, but especially more prominent for customers with children and pets.
Consider purchasing cordless blinds and shades next time you purchase your new window treatment.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) names corded window coverings as one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes.
It’s recommended to make sure these are not at reach for both children and pets or to eliminate the cords entirely. There’s many options available to upgrading your existing shades or blinds to eliminate this safety hazard.
Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) encourages customers to follow these basic cord-safety precautions:
- Keep beds and cribs away from windows and window cords.
- Ensure continuous-loop cords are permanently anchored to the floor or wall.
- Ensure cord stops are properly installed to limit the cord movement.
- If possible, use cordless window coverings in homes with infants and young children.