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SOURCE The Window Covering Safety Council
Make sure your summer home, hotel or rental is both safe and fun for kids
NEW YORK, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summertime is a key time for family getaways. Whether for the whole summer or just for a weekend, spending time away from home can provide unforgettable memories. When settling into your temporary living space, whether it's a summer home, hotel or rental, dangers exists that parents need to be aware of. The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) wants to remind parents that children are especially vulnerable when traveling and are offering life saving tips to keep children safe.
Be aware that window covering cords can potentially pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. Check your vacation rental and secure any dangling or loose cords so they are not accessible. Then, follow these steps:
Homeowners, landlords and renters can order free retrofit kits for older corded window coverings on the WCSC website, or by calling WCSC's toll-free number at 1-800-506-4636.
The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) is a coalition of major U.S. manufacturers, importers and retailers of window coverings. The Council assists and supports its members in the industry's ongoing efforts to encourage the use of cordless products in homes with young children, its redesign of corded products, and to support the national ANSI/WCMA standard for the safety of corded window coverings. WCSC's activities in no way constitute an assumption of any legal duty owed by its members or any other entity. Consumers wishing to retrofit rather than replace their older window coverings can order free retrofit devices through WCSC's website at www.windowcoverings.org or its toll-free phone line at 1-800-506-4636.
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