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When Window Blinds Go Bad
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and other organizations have designated October as Window Covering Safety Month, emphasizing the importance of well designed, safe window blinds.
A badly designed blind can not only be ineffective and inconvenient but downright dangerous, says Russ LeSueur of Blinds Chalet. It is the main reason why, above all else, we pay such close attention to the safety and durability of our blinds.
Blinds Chalet's own window blinds (available online at http://www.blindschalet.com) use premium materials and resources that are repeatedly tested for quality and durability. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Blinds Chalet combine safety with economy and style, offering products in a wide variety of textures, colors and designs.
Blinds Chalet's emphasis on safety is a welcome one. Since 1991, the CPSC has recorded reports of 174 strangulation deaths involving cords and chains on window coverings, 152 deaths involving the outer-pull cords, which raise and lower the blinds, and 22 deaths involving the inner-cords, which run through the window blind slats.
Typically, outer-pull cord deaths endanger children between the ages of eight months and six years, while inner-cords endanger children between the ages of nine and 17 months, who are placed in playpens or cribs near the window coverings.
Accordingly, the CPSC has chosen October as a month for consumers to evaluate the cords and chains of their window coverings, as well as consider cordless blinds and other alternative window coverings.
The CPSC's initiative is an important one for the industry, says LeSueur. It will help weed out unsafe manufacturers and boost firms that accord importance to quality and safety above all else.
Blinds Chalet has more than 25 years of experience selling and installing child safe window coverings. Attractive, high quality window blinds that fit any energy saving plan, decorating style, and budget. For information on what types of window blinds, blind accessories, and any other window covering needs, visit www.blindschalet.com.
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