Super Baby May Have An Obnoxious Voice But His Message About Window Safety Is Important.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 200 infants and young children have died since 1990 due...
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 200 infants and young children have died since 1990 due to accidentally strangling in window cords. Many more little ones have been hurt by window cords. With that in mind, this year marks the third return of the Super Baby, a cartoon baby who focuses on window covering safety. Now, I'm sorry, but I find Super Baby's voice seriously annoying so I'm not posting the video here. BUT of course window covering safety is not something you should ignore so you can view this video at SuperBaby 2010. Plus, since it's National Window Covering Safety Month here are some tips directly from the Window Covering Safety Council:
- Install only cordless window coverings in homes with young children. Replace window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with today’s safer products.
- 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.