When I was expecting my first baby ten years ago we did all the things to child proof our apartment.
At least we thought we did.
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Yes, we got the electrical outlet plugs, the childproof locks for cabinets and we moved all of our breakable object to higher levels. We even mounted dressers and shelves to the walls so they won’t topple over.
But looking back there is one area that we missed completely.
And that was making sure our window coverings were childproof.
Now, luckily we didn’t have an incident with them- but according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes.
To bring awareness to this important safety issue, October has been declared National Window Covering Safety Month!
The Window Covering Safety Council and safety experts urge us as parents and caregivers to check window coverings for exposed or dangling cords.
In our old apartment we did have corded blinds and if I had the knowledge now that I didn’t back then- I would have talked to our apartment building owner and had them replaced.
Now that we are a home owner making sure we have cordless blinds is so important to me.
But when we moved into our house we again were faced with the issue of having corded blinds.
And it’s likely you might be facing this same dilemma.
Thankfully, if you need to replace your blinds Going cordless for kids is easier than ever!
A new US Safety Standard requires that all stock products be cordless, or have inaccessible cords.
There are SO many reasons why your children and window cords don’t mix.
Our children are so precious and deserve to be surrounded in a safer environment.
If you were not aware of these dangers before- do everything you can to fix the problem now.
Also, tell your friends and family. Share this knowledge on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter.
This is such an important safety matter that everyone needs to be aware of.
You can also 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 to help consumers and retailers identify window covering products that are best suited for use in homes with young children.
Sometimes it can be scary to know just how dangerous something in our homes might be.
But don’t let that stop you from doing everything you can to make your window coverings safer for your children.