Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by the Window Covering Safety Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Stop what you are doing right now and take a walk around your home. Go look at your windows and tell me what you see. Do you see cords or strings hanging from your window coverings? Were you aware that those cords are dangerous to your child?
Sixteen-plus years ago when I became a mom I had no idea these cords were a problem. Back then, every window blind/cover on the market had these very long cords that seemed to stretch across the house. Cats loved them because they are curious and the cords look rather inviting. Little ones feel the same way. Just like that phone cord we used to wrap ourselves with, these cords are equally interesting to infants and toddlers.
Today, we know to cut the cords short and use infant safety products to keep them up and away, but we also have another option — to stop buying window coverings that use corded systems and install only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords in homes with young children.
Look for the Best for Kids Label!
How can you be sure you are buying safe window coverings? Look for the Best for Kids™ certification label. The Best for Kids™ label assists parents and caregivers in making the right choice when selecting window coverings by making cordless options easy to be identified.
In order to be eligible for this certification, manufacturers must meet the specified program criteria and submit their window covering products to a designated third party testing laboratory. Once products pass testing they may be labeled ‘Best for Kids’.
Products certified to be Best for Kids™ products are
currently available at major retails across the country.
October is National Window Covering Safety Month.
October is National Window Covering Safety Month and Mom Does Reviews cannot properly close-out this month at the blog without knowing your family is safe. Mom Does Reviews and the Window Covering Safety Council urges you to check your window coverings for exposed or dangling cords today. If you find that you have dangerous window coverings in your home, please visit the Window Covering Safety Council to learn about your options. There, you will find temporary solutions, free retrofitting kits, and advice on how to protect your children when you make your next window covering purchase.