Cords that are part of window treatments such as a blind or drapery pose a significant hazard for children. Unfortunately, many parents overlook this hazard until it’s too late. For the past three decades, hundreds of children’s lives have been lost because of these cords. This is true even if a diligent parent did everything in her power to ensure the cords were out of reach.
Window blinds are not really categorized as a hazard, but they can be dangerous around young children. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, window cords belong to the top five hidden hazards in a home. The CPSC also has a few alarming information and statistics worth pondering: