Hidden Hazards & Window Safety
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Window Covering Safety Council. All opinions are 100% mine.
Did you know October is Window Covering Safety Month?
It is important to be aware of your window coverings and check your window coverings for exposed or dangling cords. Corded window coverings are one of the top hidden hazards in the home, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This is because they can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. It is best to replace these dangling cords with cordless products if possible. When choosing window coverings for your home look to install only cordless window coverings or at least those with inaccessible cords in homes with young children.
If you realize you do need to replace old blinds or install new ones, going cordless is easier than ever before! A recent US Safety Standard requires that all stock products be cordless, or have inaccessible cords. Be sure to look for products marked with the Best for Kids™ certification label. The products with the Best for Kids™ label have gone through third party testing and are designed for use in homes with young kids.
I hope this brought some light to a more hazard.