Health Tip: Keep Kids Away From Corded Blinds and Shades12/10/13
(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
- 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
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