The phrase 'what you don't know won't hurt you,' only works in theory. In reality, not knowing the hidden dangers lurking in your house can end up costing the life of a beloved pet or worse yet, a child. Hanging cords from window blinds and treatments are responsible for taking the lives of hundreds of children. In fact, every two weeks another life is lost needlessly. Parents for Window Blinds Safety urges parents to remove dangerous cords and help keep homes safe.

When window blinds were first developed, no one thought about the cords we use daily to raise and lower window treatments. They seemed easy and convenient. However, education has brought changes and blinds are now being offered in cordless varieties for homes that nurture children and animals. Retrofitting a home with cordless mini-blinds is an easy way to increase the safety of your family.

Companies often have a hard time getting the word out. Posting information on their websites helps, but so does word of mouth. If you know someone who has a house that has dangling cords and children or pets, let them know the potential dangers. For your own home, consider cordless mini-blinds as an inexpensive alternative to drapes and blinds with dangling cords.

Window treatment manufacturers understand the costs associated with becoming a new parent, or having another child, which is why cordless mini blinds are the perfect solution for families on a budget. They don't cost much and will let you rest easy once they are installed. Not to mention, cordless mini-blinds are a breeze to take care of. They don't need a lot of maintenance, simply a quick dusting or a once-over with a vacuum to get rid of dust.

RV enthusiasts know about economy. They have very little space to work in, which is why cordless mini blinds are so popular with campers. Cordless mini blinds can be custom made to fit any size window and have a great color palate to spruce up a room, or keep it neutral. Without dangling blinds, it's one less thing to worry about fussing over when you're on the road.

There are a variety of cordless mini blinds on the market that come in different weights or gauges. A six gauge aluminum slat is going to offer plenty of durability and will be around for a long time to come. Some of the better models also come with contoured metal headrails that hide the blinds whey they are pulled up. Adjusting the amount of light that comes in is as easy as tilting the bottom rail.

While cordless mini-blinds are some of the most affordable blinds on the market, some just can't swing it right now. Not to worry, children's safety doesn't have to cost a dime. The Window Covering Safety Council will send you a retrofit kit without any cost to you. Simply visit their website and sign up.

Our children's lives are at risk. It's easy to install new blinds or retrofit old ones to ensure no more children are lost to dangerous cords.
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