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

Safe Décor for Savvy Parents

NEW YORK, NY - When it comes to interior decorating, style and children don’t always mesh well. But that doesn’t mean parents should toss out the trendy design magazines. It’s still possible to maintain a modern, stylish home while raising small children. By selecting colors, fabrics and furniture that will withstand the attention and activities of toddlers, you can ensure that your home is chic yet child-friendly. Here are some ... Read More

Study Released on Cord Safety

NEW YORK, NY - A February 2012 survey conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for the Window Covering Safety Council concluded that 89 percent of Americans surveyed are aware that pull-cords on certain drapes and window blinds can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. In addition, 78 percent of Americans surveyed were aware of a potential hazard associated with the interior cords running through the slats of some window ... Read More