Child Protection Cordless Window Treatments
November is Child Safety and Protection Month. Unintentional injury is the number one killer of children in the U.S.
Children fall victim to falls, burns, drowning, and the number one cause according to some statistics, suffocation. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, “window coverings with cords are one of the top five hidden hazards in the home.” They are described as a hidden hazard because window treatments do not appear to be an obvious danger.
Strangulation occurs when a child places their neck between the exposed inner cord and the shade or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around their neck. To prevent these tragedies from occuring the CPSC recommends these guidelines:
1. Move all furniture, cribs, beds, and climbable surfaces away from windows.
2. Install cordless window coverings in homes with young children.
3. Be sure cord stops are correctly installed and adjusted to limit the inner cord movement.
4. If window treaments are a questionable hazard, replace or repair with a free repair kit from a professional window treatment company.
The Window Covering Safety Counsel has made the safety of our children a top priority. As a result, nearly every type of window treatment can be purchased with cordless features or can be upgraded to safety standards.
Our staff here at Home Decor Solutions is committed to to providing window treatment products with the safety of your children in mind. Come by our showroom or contact us for a Free-In-Home consultation to see what incentives we have to maximize the safety of your home. We are one click, one call away.