October is Blind Safety Month

It's that time of year again! Time to spread awareness about blind safety and how you can take steps to make sure your home is safe and secure for your children. For those of you not in the know, October is National Window Covering Safety Month. Each year, it provides a chance for a national conversation and education about steps you can take to ensure your window coverings are child safe in the United States. 


About Window Covering Safety Month

Window Covering Safety Month was started by the Window Covering Safety Council which itself was started in 1994 by a coalition of major U.S. manufacturers, importers and retailers of window coverings dedicated to educating consumers about window cord safety. 


What You Can Do To Help

The safety of our children is up to us! We have to be vigilant and mindful of all potential safety hazards in and around the home, and that includes window coverings. To help spread the word and build awareness for this important safety campaign, you can do a few things. First, you can share this PDF information packet via email or over social media. You can also share this childproofing checklist as well to your friends and family and over social media. Regardless of whether your share those or not, you can hop on social media and share posts with this hashtag #CordSafety and #WindowCoveringSafetyMonth. Jump in the conversation and help educate others and improve safety!


Second, you can go to their website and check out their blog which is very informative and full of great safety tips. Everything you need to ensure your home window coverings are safe for your children is there! 


Best for Kids™ Certification Program

When you’re shopping for new window coverings like blinds or shades, ask your salesperson about the “Best For Kids” certification on products that they have available. When a product is certified as “Best For Kids” that means that it has met certain safety criteria and has undergone rigorous safety testing in order to earn that badge. It is a great program and can help consumers make informed decisions on the safety value of the window coverings they are about to buy. To learn more about the “Best For Kids” certification, please check out this webpage and look for the “Best For Kids” label on your next window covering purchase.


Take The October 2020 Window Covering Safety Council Quiz!

What do you know offhand about window covering safety? Test your knowledge with this handy online quiz that will test your mettle when it comes to window covering safety. Updated for 2020, this quiz is a handy tool that will help you learn more about this important cause and is easily shareable via social media so you can help spread the word. It also covers different types of home safety tips like fire safety and furniture safety. Think you can pass with a perfect score? Try your hand at it and share it with your friends by clicking here and filling out the questions below. Good luck and stay safe!

Posted by littleegg at 10/15/2020 5:17:00 PM
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