Child-proof your home

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ImproveTips

HR-011716-BP1With all of the educational parenting material available today, most safety-savvy parents know the ins and outs of keeping kids away from electrical outlets, kitchen cabinets and heavy furniture. However, there are other potential child safety hazards inside the home that sometimes can be overlooked including window coverings.

Corded window coverings can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. Not all window treatments are suitable for homes where young children may be present, and families may need to replace existing coverings. Fortunately, there now is a simple way for parents and caregivers to tell which products are appropriate for their homes.

“Parents with young children should replace their corded window coverings with the cordless products available,” said Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) executive director Peter Rush. “The new Best for Kids certification label recently launched makes it easy for parents and caregivers to easily identify which products are best suited for their home.”

The Best for Kids certification program is designed to help consumers and retailers easily identify window-covering products that are suitable for use in homes with young children. In order to be eligible for this certification, manufacturers must meet the specified program criteria and submit their window-covering products to a designated third party testing laboratory. Once products pass testing they may be labeled Best for Kids.

There are many cordless products available in different styles, color and sizes to match the unique design of any room.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.