From 2012 to 2017, there have been 50 fatalities reported to CPSC that were related to window cord strangulation among infants and young children.
CPSC recommends that you replace corded window coverings with cordless ones to prevent this deadly hazard.
If you are unable to switch to cordless window coverings, follow these safety tips:
After December 15, 2018, products that consumers can pick up in a retail store or order online as ready-made will not contain hazardous cords if the product is compliant with the ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2018 standard. Consumers should look for window coverings that comply with the new voluntary standard.