Choose cordless window coverings for toddler safety
(NC) – In many homes across Canada, a lesser known danger to children may be present: window blind cords within reach can strangle or entangle your child.
Children are curious by nature and as they grow, they want to explore the world around them. Something as basic as a corded window covering can present a serious hazard to them because they may see it as something to play with. This is why the safest window coverings are ones with no cords that you could see or touch.
When shopping for window coverings, choose cordless options. Knowing which products are safer for children who live in or visit your home is important. There are several cordless window covering options that are available in most retail establishments. These include blinds that have various mechanisms to eliminate the need for pull cords, as well as shutters, draperies (without cords) and motorized roller shades.
Cordless window coverings are the safest option in homes where children live or visit. Ask for cordless window coverings wherever you shop.
More tips on keeping your child safe from the risks of strangulation by blind cords can be found online at healthycanadians.gc.ca.
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