Statistics can be alarming, but when it comes to the safety of our children and pets, we can’t be too careful. Did you know that Shades and Blinds can actually turn into lethal hazards for young children. That’s why we’re supporting the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) in their October campaign calling attention to Nationwide Window Cord Safety.
- There are have been 500 child strangulations caused by blinds and shade cords in the U.S. alone
- Over five million window coverings have been recalled due to the lethal strangulation danger they pose.
- Horizontal blinds, vertical blinds, draperies, Roman shades, roll up shades and cellular shades are all responsible for child deaths and injuries.
To help make your home safer for children, the CPSC recommends replacing unsafe window treatments with safer, cordless window coverings. From shutters to retractable lift cords, cord tensioners to wand controls and even motorized operating systems, we at Danmer want to eliminate potential strangulation hazards caused by dangerous, often ignored cords and loops.
There are also options available to help modify your current window treatments so that they meet current safety standards. The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) offers repair kits and we at Danmer offer FREE Upgrades to Kid-Safe Cordless Window coverings. You can also download our Kid Safe home safety checklist for free here.