Health Tip: Keep Kids Away From Corded Blinds and Shades
(HealthDay News) -- Corded blinds and shades pose significant strangulation hazards for young children. Experts say parents should check every window in the home to make sure the covering doesn't pose a danger.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission offers these suggestions:
Use cordless blinds and shades in your home if children live there or visit.
If any blinds and shades do have a cord, make sure a child can't reach it from any direction.
Keep cribs, beds and furniture away from windows to prevent children from climbing to reach a cord.
Use tension devices to keep any cords or beaded chains taut.