The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging consumers to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords which can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. WCSC, CPSC and safety experts strongly recommend that only cordless window coverings or window coverings with inaccessible cords be used in homes with young children.
According to the CPSC, corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and children accidentally becoming entangled in window covering cords. New industry innovations and safety standards have provided consumers with more choices than ever to obtain cordless products or those with inaccessible cords. Parents with young children should replace their corded window coverings with the many cordless products available in different styles, colors and sizes.
Consumers can easily identify cordless window covering options available at major retailers across the country by looking for the Best for Kids™ certification label on the packaging of a large variety of products. In order to be eligible for this certification, manufacturers must submit their products to a recognized third party test laboratory for review and analysis to determine if they meet the Best for Kids program criteria.
VIDEO PROVIDED BY: The Window Covering Safety Council and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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