OCTOBER IS WINDOW CORD SAFETY MONTH Nationally and at Blind Appeal
The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging parents and caregivers to check all window coverings for potential cord hazards and make the necessary safety upates. The WCSC and CPSC recommend that only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords be used in homes with young children.
Blind Appeal, in partnership with Graber is participating in the October Window Cord Safety Effort by offering FREE cordless lift on Graber Cellular, Pleated, Perfect-Vue, and Roman Shades October 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017.
- The WCSC urges parents and caregivers to follow these basic cord-safety precautions:
- Check all windows for potential cord hazards and make the necessary safety updates
- Install only cordless window coverings in bedrooms and sleeping areas for young children
- Replace window blinds, corded shades, and draperies manufactured before 2001 with products that meet updated safety standards
- If replacement is not possible, repair window blinds, corded shaes, and draperies manufactured before 2001 with retrofit cord kits, available by emailing windowcoverings.org (http://www.windowcoverings.org/) or calling 1-800-506-4636.
- Move all cribs, beds, furniture, and toys away from windows and cords. 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.
- Cord stops must be properly installed and adjusted to limit the movement of inner cord lifts.
- Lock cords into position whenever horizontal blinds or shades are lowered, including when they come to rest on a window sill.
If you want to speak with any of our consultants or team members at Blind Appeal in regard to window covering safety, please contact us at 208-888-1056. The WCSC also can be reached by going to www.windowcoverings.org or calling 1-800-506-4636.
Posted by baadmin at 10/3/2017 8:02:00 PM