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Friday, October 28, 2016
Window covering cords: kids and cords don't mix
"October is Window Covering Safety Month!
Nearly one child a month dies after becoming entangled in a window-covering cord. Considered one of the top hidden dangers in the home, accessible window covering cords pose a deadly strangulation hazard to young children nationwide.
Action leads to prevention.
First, read below about the hazard and CPSC’s recommended safety tips. Then purchase and install cordless window coverings or window coverings with inaccessible cords in homes and buildings where children live or visit. And finally, share [link to share window covering info center] this lifesaving information with others..." Window covering cords