Spring Cleaning: Time to Rid your Home of Potential Dangers

Spring Cleaning: Time to Rid your Home of Potential Dangers


NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — It’s almost time to start
your spring cleaning! In addition to de-cluttering and cleaning your home this
spring, make safety a priority and rid your home of potential hazards. The
Window Covering Safety Council wants to help you keep your little ones safe this


While some safety measures are routine, there are
some potential dangers that you may be overlooking that can be dangerous for
young children. You can help prevent unintentional household injuries by taking
these simple measures to reduce danger in your home:


  • Always keep cribs and other
    low-standing furniture away from windows. 
  • Secure all bookcases,
    shelving and heavy furniture.  Place heavier items on lower shelves and in
    bottom drawers. 
  • Many houseplants are
    poisonous, and pots are heavy, so keep them out of reach of little hands.
  • Keep children away from
    areas you are cleaning and open windows to ventilate the room.
  • Safely store house
    cleaners, detergents and poisons out of reach of children.
  • Replace older window
    coverings with today’s safer, cordless products. The Window Covering Safety
    Council (WCSC) is urging parents to only use cordless window products in
    homes with young children. Make the right choice and use cordless products
    to keep your children safe year-round.


To learn more about window-cord safety, or to
order free retrofit kits, go to the Window Covering Safety Council’s web site at

, or phone toll-free 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 http://www.windowcoverings.org

or its toll-free phone line at 1-800-506-4636


Contact: Dan Fernandez



SOURCE  Window Covering Safety Council

Spring Cleaning: Time to Rid your Home of Potential Dangers