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Health Tip: Keep Kids Away From Corded Blinds and Shades

Health Tip: Keep Kids Away From Corded Blinds and Shades

12/10/13

(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 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.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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