According to USA Today, a safety advocacy group claims nearly 300 children have strangled to death or were seriously injured by window- blind cords since 1996, and at least 10 of those have been military housing residents.
These tragic events have spurred parents into action, to try and bring awareness to military housing and window treatment safety. Our focus needs to be on preventing these incidents before they occur.
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission corded window coverings are on the top 5 hidden hazards in the home.
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There are numerous advocacy groups who bring awareness to this tragic subject and 3 Day Blinds is proud to provide products that will keep children safe in the home. The Window Covering Safety Council recommends you only use cordless window products in young children’s bedrooms and play areas.
If you wish to keep your old window treatments, 3 Day Blinds provides FREE Blind and Shade Retrofit Kits. These kits modify blind or shade cords and help reduce the risk of strangulation on window covering’s made by any manufacturer and purchased before 2001.
Recommended Child- Safe Window Treatment Products
If you have young children and are looking to replace window coverings, 3 Day Blinds recommends selecting cordless products.
- Liftless Angled Slat 2″ Faux Wood Blinds
- Liftless 2″ Faux Wood Blinds
- Cordless Honeycomb Shades
- Motorized with Remote Control Honeycomb Shades
- Cordless Roller Shades
- Motorized with Remote Control Roller Shades
- Motorized with Remote Control Horizontal Sheer Shades
- Wood Shutters
- Polymer Shutters
- Cordless Vertical Blinds (Wand Control)
- Liftless 2″ Wood Blinds
- Motorized with Remote Control
For more on safe window treatments for children, check out 3 Day Blinds window covering safety tips.