Child Safety – Window Covering Cords – On the House

Child Safety – Window Covering Cords

By on October 2, 2014
Window Covering Cords


In a recent column on safety, you forgot to mention a major safety hazard in homes. Window covering cords pose a serious danger to children in terms of possible strangulation.

My son, Ruben, was napping one afternoon. When I went to check on him, I found his head hanging from a cord which was one foot from his crib. Had I been aware of this potential hazard Ruben would be alive today.

I went through medical school, including a pediatrics rotation. I have had a mothers’ group and we have discussed child safety issues. Yet, despite my background and desire to protect my child from danger, I was struck by a hazard that was in my own home.

The National Safety Council is aware of this hazard, but I would like to see more publicity in newspapers, magazines and at pediatricians’ offices.

Dr. Shirah


Between our nationally syndicated radio program and this column, we communicate with millions of folks every week. We’ll do what we can to help get the word out. Remember October is National Window Covering Safety Month

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