hazardous products

Strangulation Hazards

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children 6 and under were treated in U.S. ER rooms from 1990-2015 from window blind cords

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Children lose consciousness in 15 seconds, organs start shutting down in 60 seconds

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One cord can be wrapped around the neck of a child, causing strangulation.

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Any cord string or necklace 12 inches or longer, could become a potential hazard, learn how to prevent these below.

Strangulation is silent, there is no warning.

Items that can strangle children

Window Covering Cords

Window treatments such as blinds and shades with any number of cords are no longer considered safe, even if you tie them out of reach or cut them short. Replace with new cordless window coverings.

Items around the neck

A necklace or pacifier tied around a young child’s neck can strangle children 6 and under. Amber necklaces have caused deaths in children and are not recommended to use by trusted safety experts. Necklaces can get caught on a crib, play yard, or doorknob.

Baby Monitor Cords

Corded baby monitors, and other electrical items with cords. Keep cords at least 3 feet away from any part of the crib, bassinet, or play yard. the reach of small children. Most home improvement stores sell esthetic electrical cord covers for walls and baseboards.

What do I do if this happens?

Report Window Covering Accidents here

Report ANY Accidents Here

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CPSC Recall Database

When a product is found to pose a threat of injury or death, a recall is issued. To stay current on this matter, contact the CPSC to receive free recall information sent to you by E-mail 

RecallsGov.

The Link above includes recalls for six federal agencies, including CPSC, NHTSA, and the Food and Drug Administration