This post was sponsored by Window Covering Safety Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Did you know that June is National Safety Month? It’s a great time to go through your house and be sure everything in your home is working well and safe for your entire family.
When I became pregnant, like most new parents, safety was at the forefront of my mind. It’s amazing how priorities shift when you have children and safety tops that list. I remember Rob and I went around and “baby-proofed” the house before Sophia could even crawl because we were so concerned with keeping her safe!
While we went around our home and looked for obvious dangers and corrected them, I also did a lot of research in case there were items and risks that I might overlook. This list of the top 5 hidden home hazards from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is a great place to start!
The top 5 buzz words and phrases for the top 5 hidden home hazards are: Magnets, Recalled Products, Tipover, Pools and Spa Drains, and Windows.
Windows are extremely hazardous when homes have corded window coverings. I would encourage you, right now, to walk around your home to check for exposed or dangling cords, which can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children and replace them with cordless window covering products.
Companies are making it even easier to make homes with young children as safe as possible. When you’re shopping for new window covers, cordless options can easily be identified by the Best for Kids™ certification label. And you don’t need to find a specialty store because Best for Kids products are currently available at major retailers across the country.
And it’s even easier to purchase cordless window coverings now, thanks to the new safety standard passed in December 2018 that affects the availability of corded window coverings in retailers. Now, those who wish to purchase corded window coverings must special-order these fixtures directly through manufacturers rather than purchasing in-store!
To learn more about window covering safety and extra tips on childproofing your home, visit the Window Covering Safety Council.
While window coverings can be a hidden hazard in homes with young children, don’t forget about the rest of your home. You can learn more about the other 4 hidden home hazards here.