Make the Switch to Cordless Blinds or Shades - Check window coverings for exposed cords that could pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. Replace corded window coverings with today's cordless safer products. Draperies, shutters and cordless cellular and roller shades are a few preferred options.Shop Our Safer For Kids Collection to find the perfect replacement.
Out of Sight & Out of Reach - If you cannot install newer products, ensure that all window cords are out of sight and reach, and that they are inaccessible to young children.
Prevent Access to Cords - Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords, preferably to another wall. These items could act as unintentional "step stools" that allow a child to reach a window or cord.
Pull it Tight! - Continuous-loop pull cords on draperies and vertical blinds should be pulled tight and anchored to the floor or wall with a tension device.
Properly Install - Be sure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit movement on inner cords on blinds and shades.