Young children and pets are at risk for potential strangulation from window treatment cords.
The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) is dedicated to educating parents and caregivers about the potential strangulation risks of window blind and shade cords and urges consumers to only use cordless window coverings or window coverings with inaccessible cords in homes with young children.
Keeping kids safe can be a challenge when danger may not be obvious. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) calls corded window coverings one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and children accidentally becoming entangled in window blind cords. Put blind cord safety at the top of your child proofing checklist.
Accidents with window treatment cords often involve older products that do not conform to current safety standards. We strongly encourage you to retrofit or replace corded window treatments with current safer designs in accordance with the recommendations of the WCSC and CPSC.
Learn how to retrofit corded window treatments and order free retrofit kits at www.windowcoverings.org