Basic Window Cord Safety
Children and window cords don’t mix. When window cords are accessible to small children, these seemingly harmless products may become strangulation hazards.
This is especially important with older window coverings that may not meet the latest national standard for window cord safety.
The Window Covering Safety Council is urging parents and caregivers to make the right choice and only use cordless window products in homes where young children are present.
Check your window coverings for exposed or dangling cords, which can pose a strangulation hazard, and retrofit or replace them with today’s safer products.
And remember to always follow these basic window-cord safety rules:
Keep all window cords well out of the reach of children.
Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords, preferably to another wall.
Use only cordless window coverings in homes with infants and young children. Replace older corded window blinds, shade and draperies with today’s safer products.
Keep all window cords well out of the reach of children. Eliminate any dangling cords.
Continuous-loop cords on draperies and vertical blinds should be permanently anchored to the floor or wall.
Make sure that tasseled pull cords are as short as possible. Check that cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit the movement of inner lift cords.