According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, corded window coverings are one of the top 5 hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and children accidentally becoming entangled in window cords. This hazard is an easy one to eliminate, by installing only cordless window coverings in homes with young children.
To increase public awareness of window-cord dangers, the Window Covering Safety Council and CPSC have again declared October as National Window Covering Safety Month. Parents are urged to only cordless window coverings or window coverings with inaccessible cords in homes with young children.
A recent nationwide initiative launched by the industry, called Best for Kids™ is a certification program which assists parents in making the right choice when selecting cordless window coverings at the marketplace, with an easily identifiable label on products which meet strict criteria.