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Did you know your window treatments may be unsafe for your children?
Statistics reveal that multiple children die each year from strangulation injuries involving window shade cords. These deaths could have been prevented with child safe window treatments and preventative safety measures. Comfortex is dedicated to preventing these tragic accidents by raising awareness and providing child-safe options for your custom window fashions. See what Comfortex is doing to promote child safety:
Child-safe Window Treatments:
A full line of innovative window treatments offer you style for your home, and the assurance of safety for your family.
Top Tips for Keeping Your Children Safe:
Simple things you can do TODAY to make your home safer.
PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN AT HOME WITH THESE SIMPLE TIPS
1. Make existing shades and blinds more child safe with the addition of cord cleats and cord tensioners, both offered free of charge from Comfortex.
2. Always keep windows closed and locked when small children are in the room.
3. Do not place cribs or other furniture near windows.
4. Never allow anything to dangle in a crib or bed.
5. Never allow long window covering pull cords to "puddle" on the floor next to the window
6. Make sure new window treatments have the highest quality child safety devices:
* Cord-free Hardware Systems
* Cord Cleats
* Cord Tensioners
* Control Wands
To use a cord cleat, install the device high and out of the reach of small children and then wind excess cord around it. This prevents children from becoming entangled in the dangling cord. For window treatments with a cord loop, install a cord tensioner to keep cords taught and prevent them from twisting and tangling.
7. Hang stylish crib comforters or other bedding items on the wall, instead of placing them in the crib. Fluffy comforters or pillows, while adorable, have the potential to smother or suffocate a baby.
8. A spring-loaded lid-support device for toy chests is useful to prevent the lid from falling on a child's neck or from trapping a child playing inside the chest.
9. Changing tables should always have safety straps.
10. All electrical outlets should be covered - in every room, not just the rooms you think children are most likely to be in.
This article was provided by Comfortex Window Fashions for American Blinds Wallpaper and More.
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