5 Tips for National Window Covering Safety Month

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The month of October is filled with fun activities for your family to enjoy- from pumpkin carving to bonfires, hay rides, and more. Enjoy these fun activities, but remind your family and friends to stay safe as well- especially with blind cords and window coverings. Follow these tips for a safe living environment and spread awareness that October is National Window Covering Safety Month

Safety Tips to Keep in Mind

Go Cordless

Warning labels suggest that dangling cords can be a strangling danger. Using cordless blinds or an inaccessible cord is the best prevention.

Smart Furniture Placement

 Keeping cribs, beds or playpens away from windows will prevent the opportunity of a child becoming entangled in any cords. If possible, keep all furniture along walls that do not have windows, especially ones that your child is in regularly or play on.

Make Loose Cords Safe

Make sure all tassels and cords are pulled as short as possible. Install a hook on the wall next to your windows to wrap any long cords around to shorten them and keep them out of reach.

Proper Installation

Ensure that all your cords and blinds are installed correctly, limiting unnecessary movement and fallen blinds.

Replace Old Blinds

 Change your old blinds into updated cordless blinds. If you are unable to replace them, you can retrofit older window coverings – learn how to here.

Additional Resources

Looking for more resources to learn about how you can take action to make your living environment a safer space? Check out these additional Window Safety resources: 

Awareness Wall 

ABC Safety Campaign 

Knickerbocker Cottage 

Window Covering Safety Council 

Get Involved

Celebrate National Window Covering Safety Month and show us you know your ABCS by filling out our Awareness of Blind Cord Safety form. 

Blind Installation and Repair is ready make any blind repairs beyond the DIY variety, as well as provide top-notch blind installation. Contact our expert blind installers today. We’d be happy to help! 

This blog was orginally published 09/2016, updated 10/2018. 

 

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