Child Safety

- Jul 11, 2017 -

Contact the Window Coverings Safety Council for
safety cord guidelines and to request a free Retrofit Kit safety upgrade for your current window coverings:

The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging parents and caregivers to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords that can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children, and to retrofit or replace them with today’s safer products. WCSC and CPSC recommend that only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords be used in homes with young children.

  • Cordless window coverings are recommended in young children’s bedrooms and sleeping areas

  • Replace window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with today’s safer products

  • Retrofit window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with cord retrofit devices or replace them with products made to the current safety standards

  • Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords, preferably to another wall

  • Keep all window pull cords and inner lift cords out of children’s reach; make sure that tasseled pull cords are short and continuous-loop cords are permanently anchored to the floor or wall; make sure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit movement of inner lift cords

  • Lock cords into position whenever horizontal blinds or shades are lowered, including when they come to rest on a window sill。

  • The window coverings industry uses warning tags, warning labels, and other methods to communicate the potential hazards of corded window coverings. For example, the warning label shown below communicates the important message about cords being a potential strangulation hazard and suggests choosing cordless alternatives or products with inaccessible cords.

  • Warning Tags & Labels

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