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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
WASHINGTON, Oct 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's October and as many Americans pull back draperies and raise windows to let in the cool breeze of autumn, CPSC warns of dangers associated with corded window coverings. Window blinds, shades, draperies and other window coverings with cords are associated with the strangulation death of about one child a month. Imagine that. Now imagine that this tragic trend can be stopped. With a simple step, these window covering-related deaths can end.
In this video, CPSC urges consumers with homes where young children live or visit to take a simple safety step: go cordless. Stores now offer affordable window covering options that are cord-free or have inaccessible cords. This is the best option for homes where young children live or visit. Find out more about strangulation dangers posed by corded window coverings and how you can take Safe Steps to Save Lives, visit CPSC's safety education center at http://1.usa.gov/WuMi6f.
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