Creating a Safer Family Home
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Window Covering Safety Council. All opinions are 100% mine.
Life gets away from us. We are busy juggling so many things. When was the last time you did a safety check in your home? As you go through your home and begin your spring cleaning it’s the perfect time to consider what items in your home may be unsafe. Did you know one of the top hidden hazards in the home are corded window coverings? I didn’t either, but according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), they can be a potential strangulation hazard for infants and young children.
Us parents and caregivers should check our window coverings for exposed or dangling cords. Seems silly maybe because this is a “normal” thing in a home, however they can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. It’s best to replace these with cordless products.
If you are looking to install window treatments, consider installing only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords in homes with young children.
Luckily going cordless is easier than ever before! And a recent US Safety Standard requires that all stock products be cordless, or have inaccessible cords. To make it easier on you, 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 for use in homes with young kids. Look for the Best for Kids logo on products – available at all major US retailers.
If you have tasseled pull cords please be sure they are tucked away and out of the reach of children.
Spring cleaning is not only the perfect season for cleaning the house, but also for making necessary safety updates if you are expecting or currently have infants or young children in the home.
I hope this inspired you to think about the safety of items in your home.