Buy this domain.

Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) Issues Advisory on Child Strangulation Risk Posed by Older Window Coverings | cialis online

Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) Issues Advisory on Child Strangulation Risk Posed by Older Window Coverings

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

The CPSC, the Window Covering Safety Council, and independent retailers have joined forces for Window Covering Safety Month to advise consumers on the importance of repairing or replacing window coverings purchased prior to 2001.  

Young children can strangle themselves when they become entangled in the inner or outer cord on older window coverings.  

There have been about 200 reports of strangulation deaths involving cords and chains on window coverings since 1991.  The outer pull cords are typically responsible for these deaths but at least 20 of these deaths were attributed to the inner cords which run through horizontal blinds.

Strangulation deaths from inner-pull cords primarily involve ages 2 months to 20 months while outer cord deaths typically involve children ages 7 months to 6 years.  Some of the youngest victims die as a result of their crib or playpen being within reach of window coverings.  

Redesigned products have been manufactured by the window covering industry in hopes of reducing cord hazards.  Some of the features of the redesigned models are reduced occurrences of hazardous loops and tie-down anchors and built-in chord straps that are permanently attached.

Despite the attempts to repair and redesign window coverings, the risk of strangulation is still prevalent because of long, dangling window cords and chains.  Consumers should avoid tying window blind cords or chains together at all costs because the knot only creates a new hazardous loop.

Throughout the month of October, CSPC is strongly urging consumers to closely inspect the cords and chains of all their window coverings and to think about using cordless coverings and other alternatives wherever possible.  

Any consumers with window coverings purchased prior to 2001 can obtain a free repair kit from the Window Covering Safety Council’s Web site at or by calling (800) 504-4636.  Individuals can also visit to learn more about window covering safety.

These five safety tips are offered by the CPSC:

1.    Move all cribs, beds, furniture, and toys away from windows and window cords, preferably to another wall.
2.    Keep all window cords out of the reach of children.  Make sure that tasseled pull cords are short, and that continuous loop cords are permanently anchored to the floor or wall.
3.    To prevent inner-cord hazards, lock cords into position when lowering horizontal coverings or shades.
4.    Repair window coverings, corded shades, and draperies manufactured before 2001 with retrofit cord-repair devices, or replace them with today’s safer products.
5.    Consider installing cordless window coverings in children’s bedrooms and play areas.

« »

Comments are closed.




Defective Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implants

The Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implant is suppose to last 15 years, but can fail in only a few years after surgery. Victims with faulty hip implants endure excruciating pain, pain in the groin, death of tissue in the hip joint and loss of surrounding bone. GET ALL THE FACTS NOW! CLICK HERE!

CAT Scans Radiation Exposure

If you had a CT or CAT scan and now have a band of missing hair, skin reddening or any other problems possibly related to a radiation overdose, you may have been exposed to much radiation due to incorrect settings on these machines. CONTACT US TODAY!

Water Contamination From Fracking

Hydraulic Fracturing of Fracking a way to extract natural gas from shale is contaminating water supplies across the country. Get the facts to keep your drinking water safe for your family.

Overexposure to PCBs

Many people unknowingly have been exposed to high levels of PCBs. Recently 3 schools in NY City were found to have dangerous levels of PCBs throughout. Many workers for Monsanto, General Electric, and Westinghouse were exposed to high levels of PCBs. PCBs are a dangerous toxic substance that doesn't break down easily and can cause chloracne, bleeding and neurological disorders, liver damage, spontaneous abortions, malformed babies, cancer, and death. GET THE FACTS!
Overexposure to

Great Photography

Tallis Photo, the number one photographer for great corporate, wedding, and special occasion photos. CONTACT US TODAY!

Poligrip Lawsuit

Super Poligrip or Fixodent May Cause Nerve Damage. 800-LAW-INFO

Personal Injury Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured CONTACT US TODAY!

Nursing Home Blog

When a loved one is abused at a nursing home, it is time to take action. STOP nursing home abuse!

Car Accident Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident CONTACT US TODAY!

Suffolk County Auto Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident in Suffolk County, NY CONTACT US TODAY!

Don't Be Denied Veterans Benefits

If you or someone you love was denied veterans benefits CONTACT US TODAY!

Oil Rig Spills Lawyer

Oil Rig Spills harm the environment and cause heavy losses to coastal game and fishing industries, as well as a loss of waterway usage, resulting in a loss of income to individuals and businesses, and a loss of beach front usage. Don't let a spill cause you harm, CONTACT US TODAY!

Whistle Blower

Stand up and say what you think is right. See something, say something.