The Cordaway Blind Cord Safety Device – Your First and Only Choice

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Your child’s safety is paramount. Nothing comes before it. And to ensure you have complete peace of mind with internal blind cords and the safety of your child always fit the Cordaway Blind Cord Safety Device.

Only Cordaway takes the full length of any blind cord, whether for Venetians, Plantation or Roman Blinds.

Only Cordaway has a snap-on cover.

Only Cordaway makes it impossible for mischievous young hands and fingers to unravel those same cords from simple cleat devices.Each year up to 20 children either die or suffer serious injury from Blind Cord strangulation in Australia alone.

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Here’s an article from Seriously Kids on Blind Cord Safety…

Blind/curtain cord hazards

Physical1-150x150.jpgLoose blind/curtain cords are considered dangerous to young children because they present a strangulation hazard.

Discussing ways to prevent more tragedies was imperative as generally most homes will have curtains, blinds or window dressings that have cords/chains of some sort and so there was the introduction of the national mandatory standard.

The standard applies to all corded internal window coverings supplied from 30 December 2010.

At least 15 children die in Australia as a result of being strangled by blind or curtain cords each year.

The number is closer to 200+ in the USA and in the UK alone at least 1 child per month dies from this tragic accident.

Mandatory national standards were introduced to reduce injuries and accidents.

The mandatory standard stipulates that corded internal window coverings must have warning labels that highlight the strangulation hazard to children and that corded internal window coverings must be accompanied by installation instructions.

If there are cords with the window coverings then they need to remain firmly attached to a wall or other structure specified in the installation instructions.

While the introduction of the national standard set the guidelines for companies to follow to reduce incidents but we too can do some simple steps in the home to protect our children and prevent tragedy, especially if the window coverings you have are before the new national standard came into effect.

Top tips:

  • When buying new curtains and blinds being aware of the safety requirements such as aforementioned warning labels to remind you of the potential dangers.
  • They should operate without any exposed cords/chains.
  • Blinds should provide a way to secure any cords or chains. This should be without the option for loops or strands that they can not be reached by children AT ALL.
  • Immediately tie cords out of reach after using them.
  • Make sure that you constantly check that there are no loose or looped cords. You may always remember but someone else may have opened them and forgotten so remain vigilant.
  • Purchase products such as tensioning devices to help in the safety of your blind/curtains.
  • Always use the correct securing products. Using products such as double sided tape is not applicable. There is the real risk of it not staying secured at all times. It also potentially provides a false sense of security that they are securely fastened.
  • Don’t let your children play near or with them.
  • Never leave them alone in a room. Supervision helps to prevent most accidents. This is no exception.
  • Move anything that your child could move to use to climb up to reach the cords away.
  • Ensure your child’s bed/cot, highchair, etc is not placed near a window. Blinds that are tied around a cleat can still be untied by a child.

Source: seriouslykids.com.au

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Perhaps this article is somewhat sobering, but the reality is, it’s unfortunately very true.

Window Blind Cords: The Child Hazard in Plain Sight

A new study finds that injuries and deaths from window covering cord strangulation continue to occur throughout the US, raising awareness for the only true prevention measure to protect your children: Going cordless.

On October 17, 2013, Erin Shero of Hixson, Tennessee, was at home with her 23-month-old son, Colton, and stepped out of the family room to fix him a snack. When she returned, she thought her son had fallen asleep beneath the window. “Upon getting closer to him, I touched him and his little head rolled and I was able to see the window blind cord underneath his neck,” she recalls. She untangled Colton from the cord, called 911, and began performing CPR. Paramedics arrived and brought him to the hospital, where her toddler was pronounced dead.

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A preventable problem

Colton is one of too many children who have been victim to window covering cord strangulation—a preventable accident that many parents don’t even realize is a safety concern. But the US Consumer Product Safety Commission lists window covering cords as one of the top five hidden hazards in the home. “I didn’t know about children dying in window cord blinds prior to this and I had already raised four other children, so we had all of the safety precautions already in place—or so I thought,” Shero says.

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics highlights the problem these window covering cords continue to be. “We looked at 26 years of data from 1990 through 2015 for this study, and found that almost 17,000 children under six years of age were treated in hospital emergency departments in the US for window blind-related injuries, averaging almost two per day,” senior study author Gary Smith, MD, DrPH, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital tells Parents.com. “While the majority of children were treated and released, there was about one child death each month—most from strangulation when a child became entangled by the neck in a window blind cord.” And that’s just the children who made it to the ER.

Since 2010, the CPSC has recommended the use of cordless window coverings, as children are at risk from pull cords, looped cords and chains, inner cords, and lifting loops for roll-up blinds. “It’s not something that you’re going to look at as a danger,” says Leslie Wentz of Plain City, Utah, who lost her daughter Abbigale to window blind cord strangulation in September 2006. But these recommendations are not enough, especially because they rely on consumers to take action. “These child deaths are unacceptable because we have known about this problem since the 1940s,” Dr. Smith says. “What we need now is for manufacturers to simply eliminate accessible cords in all of their products, including custom blinds and shades.”

The need for change

Industry change is starting to happen. In 2017, the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) proposed adopting new industry standards. “The WCMA along with the Consumer Product Safety Commission and fellow safety advocates are doing their best to require that all stock products, both online and in stores, are either cordless or have inaccessible cords,” says Katie Christopher, the in-house designer and a blind-safety expert at Blindsgalore. “These new standards are currently awaiting approval from the American National Standards Institute.”

But what about blinds and shades that are already in homes? “Any unsafe window treatments in your home should be replaced with an updated product,” Christopher says. In the meantime, she advises to cut any looped pull cords to create individual cords, and to install inner cord stops to prevent them from being pulled out. However, individual cords (even those with safety tassels) can still get tangled together, which is how Shero’s son Colton died. And inner-cord stoppers aren’t compatible with all window coverings.

Shorter cords are also not the answer. Curious children—especially older kids—can easily climb up and reach them. Tension devices that prevent slack from a looped cord can’t always be installed on all windows, and it’s not good enough to wrap a pull cord around a cleat. Any cord kids can gain access to (even those hidden inside roman shades) is a threat.

What to do now

Bottom line: Get those corded blinds and shades replaced ASAP. When shopping for window coverings, look for safety certified products by the WCMA. “The ‘Best for Kids’ label can be currently found on all products that have been certified safe in homes with small children,” Christopher says.

In addition, the nonprofit Parents for Window Blind Safety developed another safety testing program. Products that pass their certification are labeled “Lab Tested, Mom Approved,” so you can look for their seal of approval as well. “Designing the hazard out of these products and changing the consumers’ mindset about window covering safety is the only way these deaths will end,” says founder Linda Kaiser, whose daughter Cheyenne Rose died from entanglement. “Since her death, over 160 children have died and nearly 150 more have been severely injured. These are preventable accidents as long as parents have the correct information.” To this end, Parents for Window Blind Safety released a PSA to alert parents to the risks.

You might think you can keep a close enough eye on your kids to prevent entanglements, but no parents can watch their kids 24/7. “Accidents happen when parents are cooking dinner, folding laundry, aiding other children or while parents think children are asleep.” Linda Kaiser says.

Cord incidents are usually silent, as the child can’t call for help when his airway is cut off, and strangulation can happen in minutes. “Young children are quick, curious, and unable to recognize danger,” Dr. Smith says. “As a pediatric emergency medicine physician, I often have heard these words when a parent brings their injured child into the emergency department: ‘Doctor, I turned my head for a minute, and it happened so quickly, I did not have time to stop it.'” The best way to stop entanglement is to replace the blinds and shades that pose this very avoidable hazard.

Source: parents.com

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Cordaway – The blind cord safety device for every home with small children.

The Cordaway Device is a unique safety device that completely encloses internal blind cords within a purpose designed snap-on cover. Children under 10 years of age will find it a difficult assignment to remove the cover. It’s simple, it’s safe.

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And it’s inexpensive – at $9.60 a unit plus shipping, it’s a small price to pay for the safety of your loved ones. Other blind cord devices are ineffective, not accepting the full length of the blind cord or being relatively fiddly to use.

Cordaway is straight forward and simple. Just wind your blind cords onto the large fixed cleats than snap shut the cover. You can watch the video below…

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