Window blinds are still killing children — but should cords be banned entirely?

The question that is presented in the piece is whether or not window blinds with cords should be banned entirely due to the alarmingly high amount of injuries and deaths that have occurred from them in the last 25 years. It goes on to inform that most deaths that would happen to young babies would happen in 10 minutes or less while they were in their bedroom, a place that parents thought that they would be safe from harm. It then summarizes that the safest option more than likely is to get rid of blinds altogether for your child’s safety.

Key Takeaways:

  • On average 1 child become entangled in loop cords and die every month.
  • Industry is looking for a solution to eliminate the cords from window blinds.
  • An industry standard for removing the cords is expected to go into effect in late 2018.

“Between 1990 and 2015, a common household item was responsible for nearly 17,000 injuries and almost 300 deaths in young children: Window blinds with cords.”

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