Child safety is always a top priority in the home. However, there are some issues that you may not have thought of when it comes to your windows and how they can be dangerous for children. Window blinds are one such issue. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a child under the age of 10 dies from window cord strangulation every month. If you don’t know what type of window coverings you currently have, this article will help educate you on the different types available so that you can make an informed decision about which ones would work best for your needs.
Choose Cordless Window Blinds and Shades
The safest type of window covering would be cordless options such as window blinds, roller shades, and other types of window coverings that traditionally use a cord to lower or raise. You should replace any window covering, including draperies with cords, if they were manufactured before 2001.
Motorized blinds are also a great option because not only are they cordless, but they also give you the added convenience of smart technology. You can raise, lower, and close your blinds and shades with the press of a button.
Keep Cords Out of Reach
If you can’t upgrade to cordless, make sure that all cords are tied up and hidden out of sight where they cannot be reached by children. Make sure the same is true for draperies with cords. Make sure that any furniture is placed away from where children could climb to reach cords. It’s strongly advised that any children’s bedrooms and play areas have cordless window blinds.
Visit the Window Covering Safety Council website to read more about window covering safety for children, the best window blinds for child safety, and more tips on childproofing your home.
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