Window cord safety awareness growing

Feb 14 2011

A recent study has found that 92 percent of Americans are aware of the dangerous risk of window pull-cords to small children, which has changed how many parents choose their window treatments.
A recent study has found that 92 percent of Americans are aware of the dangerous risk of window pull-cords to small children, which has changed how many parents choose their window treatments.
A recent study by the Opinion Research Corporation's Caravan for the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) relayed promising results relating to the issue of window cord safety awareness. The study found that 92 percent of Americans were aware that pull-cords could pose a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers.

The survey interviewed 502 men and 504 women during January 2011 and discovered that the public awareness campaign in favor of cordless blinds and shades has had a positive effect.

The threat is all too real for some parents - since 1990, more than 200 infants and young children have died from accidental strangulation caused by window cords, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

For families with small children, it's imperative that only cordless window coverings are used. In addition, moving cribs, beds and play areas away from windows and out of reach of children is a must. Preventative measures will go a long way in protecting your family from the risk of accidents.

If you're looking for the ultimate blackout shade, try Blackout Double Cell Shades. They come in family-friendly cordless designs and are made with honeycomb fabric, which blocks both light and air leaks for lower utility bills.  
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