window covering safety council

Window Covering Safety Council

According to the Window Covering Safety Council,

“Window cords can pose a potential strangulation hazard to young children. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, corded window coverings are among the top five hidden hazards in American homes. Check your window coverings for exposed or dangling cords and retrofit or replace them with today’s safer products. Safety experts recommend using only cordless window coverings in homes with young children.”

This is such an important safety issue! I strongly encourage you to learn more about how to keep your kids safe!

The CPSC and Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) have declared October as National Window Covering Safety Month. This month-long campaign is designed to increase consumer awareness of the potential hazards that window cords present as well as urge parents and caregivers to use only cordless window products in their homes. Check out their simple tips for keeping your child’s room safe:

  • Never place a crib, playpen, or bed near a window. Innocent exploration can lead to unwanted accidents. Instead place cribs against a non-windowed wall.
  • Make sure the crib you are using is sturdy, properly assembled, and in compliance with the latest safety standards.
  • Replace cribs that are over 10 years old
  • Cover all electrical outlets
  • Use cordless window coverings in homes with young children

– See more on Mom It Forward HERE!

Window Cord Safety Video 2013 from Window Covering Safety Council on Vimeo.

Order Free Retrofit Safety Kits

WCSC provides consumers with free retrofit kits for older corded window blinds, shades and draperies, as well as Roman shades and roll-up blinds.

Mom It Forward #GNO Twitter Party

I will be joining the Window Covering Safety Council and the Mom it Forward Community as one of six Community Panelists in an important discussion about Window Covering Safety.  WCSC is  giving away a $250 gift card with Rafflecopter entries and will also be giving away an in-chat $50 gift card to someone participating in the #gno party tonight~ I really hope to see you there! 

The one-hour #gno party will be held on Tuesday, October 22 from 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. EST.  For more information about the party and sponsor, please be sure to visit the RSVP post. Also, don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

Who To Follow-

Brand Panelist: @CordSafety @OnSafety
Moderators: @jylmomIF @Dadventurous @troypattee @MomItForward
Community Panelist: @DawnChats @freesamplemomma @ericabuteau @sosewmama @turningclockbac @StaceyNerdin


1 thought on “Join Me Tonight! Window Covering Safety Council #gno Twitter Party! #CordSafety

  1. Oh my goodness, I hate window cords. I have them in my Master bedroom and my daughter kept playing with them! All I could think was that she would strangle herself.

    I shortened the cords and also installed a hook to wrap the cords on so she couldn’t get to them anymore. This is definitely one area that parents DO NOT want to overlook when child-proofing their living space!

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