Florida Personal Injury Attorneys: Window Covering Safety Month

by Carmen Dellutri on October 20, 2011

Fort myers personal injury attorneyOctober marks the sixth annual national Window Covering Safety Month, sponsored by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC). According to the CPSC, since 1990, approximately 200 infants and young children have died from accidentally strangling in window cords.

As Florida personal injury attorneys, we support the campaign’s efforts to increase consumer awareness of window cord safety and urge parents with young children to replace all corded blinds, shades, and draperies with today’s growing variety of safer cordless products.

To maximize window-cord safety when young children present, consumers are urged to follow these safety guidelines:

  • Install only cordless window coverings in young children’s bedrooms and play areas.
  • Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords, preferably to another wall.
  • 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.
  • Lock cords into position whenever horizontal blinds or shades are lowered, including when they come to rest on a windowsill.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If your child or someone you love has been seriously injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Florida injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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