We at Cornerstone Custom Blinds, Inc. believe in the utmost safety of the usage of our products especially when it comes to your children and pets. Whether you are moving into a new home, renovating your existing home, or adding a nursery it is crucial to remember that safety comes first. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges consumers to acknowledge in taking the time to choose cordless window coverings.
CPSC Chairman Alex Hoehn-Saric stated “Young children can quickly and silently become strangled on pull cords, continuous loop cords, inner cords, or any other accessible cords on window coverings. Cordless window blinds, shades, draperies, and other window coverings are the safest option.” Tragedies can happen suddenly even when an adult can be nearby by the unseen dangers of corded window covers.
According to the CPSC, about nine children under the age of five years old die annually from strangulation by all types of window coverings with cords. There were more than 200 occurrences involving children up to the age of eight years old due to strangulation dangers from window covering cords from January 2009 through December 2021. In 48%, a child had died; in other cases, injuries had varied resulting in scarring around the neck, quadriplegia, and permanent brain damage.
We offer many affordable cordless window coverings for our clients who have small children and/or pets to consider in applying safety to their homes. The options available are cellular shades, Roller & Solar Shades, Roman Shades, Bamboo Shades, Faux Wood Blinds, and Mini Blinds.