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WCSC Safety Video

NEW YORK - In its continuing effort to educate consumers about window cord safety, the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC), in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has distributed a window cord safety video to major social networking and video-sharing web sites, as well as local televisions newsroom websites around the country. The video encourages parents and caregivers to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords ... Read More

Remember Safety This Thanksgiving

New York, NY – Thanksgiving is the time of year when friends and family look forward to getting together. As friends and family congregate at a loved one’s house for heaping helpings of turkey and mashed potatoes, be sure to take the proper precautions to ensure everyone’s safety this Thanksgiving. Remember, many family parties will have children present and it is paramount to make sure all potential hazards are taken ... Read More

October Begins Nationwide Window Cord Safety Effort

NEW YORK - The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging parents and caregivers during October to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords that can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children, and to retrofit or replace them with today’s safer products.  WCSC and CPSC recommend that only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords be used ... Read More

Toddlers and Windows: A Dangerous Combination

NEW YORK, NY - Keeping up with active toddlers and making sure they’re safe around the home can be a challenge to any parent or caregiver. Guiding energetic and curious toddlers away from such common hazards as stairs, electrical outlets, hot stoves, or the harassed family pet are typically on a parent’s child-safety radar. A hidden home safety hazard that might slip a parent’s notice, however, is the danger posed ... Read More

Keep Children Safe at All Ages

NEW YORK, NY - Despite what many parents may think, the potential hazards of window coverings are not exclusive to infants and newborns.  Curious toddlers may climb onto low-standing furniture or bookcases, either to peek out a window or to use the window cord as a toy. In the eyes of an imaginative young child, a window cord can become a cowboy lasso, a necklace or a Tarzan-type vine to ... Read More