According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been approximately 130 deaths of children strangled by window cords in the past 10 years. Accidents occur when an infant is in a crib near a window and becomes tangled in the cords while playing or sleeping. They also occur when a toddler climbs on furniture and grabs onto the cords to look out a window.
To protect your child, cut the loops of window cords, put on safety tassels, and keep your furniture away from blind cords. For information on getting free safety tassles, visit the Window Covering Safety Council.