Dangling cords can be a safety hazard for small children and pets. They play with the cords and end up strangling, cutting off circulation or climbing and falling. Cords are primarily part of window treatments -- they are used to raise and lower blinds and shades or open and close blinds and curtains. Cord safety can be achieved fairly easily and inexpensively. It is something you can do that could potentially save a life.
- Window Covering Safety Council
- Keep Your Toddlers & Pets Safe: Child-Proof Your Window Treatments
- Parents for Window Blind Safety - an education, lobbying and support group