October is National Window Covering Safety Month

Little kid on the window blinds open.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) found corded window coverings as one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and children accidentally becoming entangled in window cords.

The Window Covering Safety Council urges parents and caregivers to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords which can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children.

WCSC recommends that only cordless window coverings or window coverings with inaccessible cords be used in homes with young children.

 

Additional Information: Read the Press Release

 

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Best for Kids Label Cerification

 

To aid consumers in making the right choice when selecting window coverings, cordless options can easily be identified by the new Best for Kids™ certification program.  In order to be eligible for this certification, manufacturers must meet the specified program criteria and submit their window covering products to a designated third party testing laboratory.  Once products pass testing, they may be labeled Best for Kids™.  Best for Kids products are currently available at major retailers across the country.


 

Help spread the word about window cord safety this October.

Download and share.

 

wcsm-infographicWe hope you will help spread the word about window cord safety this October throughout your organization.

DOWNLOAD THESE MATERIALS

  • Best for Kids Certification Logo (download)
    • Share it on your social pages!
  • Safety Month Infographic (download)
    • Share it on your social pages!
  • A Safety Awareness 8×10.5 Poster (download)
    • Easily printed from a standard printer. Please place these in high-visibility areas around your facilities.