Ferrufino Interiors encourages new parents to replace window treatments featuring looped cords or treatments from before 2001 with cordless or motorized options to minimize strangulation hazards.
If your window treatments were purchased before 2001, or you don’t know when they were purchased, it’s a good idea to consider replacing them with a safer option
Consider using cordless window coverings, which are widely available and cost-efficient.
Install retractable cords that remain at a constant length when the shade is not being operated, making them less accessible to children and pets.
Secure all pull cords out of reach by using a cord cleat.
In addition to the pull-cord, check to make sure your blinds have cord-stops, which prevent the inner cords from being pulled through.
Parents and caregivers should assess their window areas for hazards, like dangling cords, items that can be crawled on, easily opened windows.
If you move into a new home, ask when the window treatments were purchased and look for safety features.
Ask when the window treatments at daycare facilities were installed and if the window treatments have the most current safety features.
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