• Keep all window pull cords and inner lift cords out of the reach of children. Make sure that
tasseled pull cords are short and continuous-loop cords are permanently anchored to the
floor or wall. Make sure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit movement of
inner lift cords.
•Keep children away from the oven. The oven will be hot and children should stay three feet
• Make sure young children stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from
vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
• Turn handles of pots and pans on the stove inward to avoid accidents
• Avoid decorations that are sharp and easily breakable that can be at child’s reach.
• Be sure electric cords from any appliance are not hanging off the counter within easy reach of a child.
• Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords, preferably to another wall.
• Make sure that your home has working smoke alarms in every sleeping area and on each level.
To learn more about window-cord safety, or to order free retrofit kits for older window coverings, visit the Window Covering Safety Council’s website www.windowcoverings.org or call toll-free at 1-800-506-4636. Parents and caregivers can also learn more about window covering safety by connecting with WCSC on Facebook and Twitter.
The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) is a coalition of major U.S. manufacturers, importers and retailers of window coverings. The Council assists and supports its members in the industry’s ongoing efforts to encourage the use of cordless products in homes with young children, its redesign of corded products, and to support the national ANSI/WCMA standard for the safety of corded window coverings. WCSC’s activities in no way constitute an assumption of any legal duty owed by its members or any other entity. Consumers who need to retrofit rather than replace their older window coverings can order free retrofit devices through WCSC’s website at www.windowcoverings.org or its toll-free phone line at 1-800-506-4636.