Many products in your home may pose serious risks to young children. Did you know that window blind cords are a common cause of strangulation among young children? Many homeowners may not be aware of the hazards of window blinds but you definitely should be if you ever have any children in your home.
Reports show that strangulation by cords from window blinds has caused almost 300 deaths between 1996 and 2012 in the United States. This is a serious safety hazard, and the recent deaths of four children in three weeks has led to many safety groups calling for the government to step in to reduce the hazards of window blinds and coverings. The four children all died from strangulation by cords attached to window coverings.