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Window blind Cords a hazard to Children. Please read!!

October 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Corpsman.com News, Military Family

I know we don’t think of this when we install the blinds.  We put them up with out even a glance of the safety issues for little children with these blinds.

Marine wife Chantal Teraberry never imagined that window blinds would pose a hazard for her child.

But when her youngest daughter, 3-year-old Weslea, strangled on a window blind’s chain loop cord in their house at Camp Lejeune, N.C., on Feb. 15, 2008, Teraberry said, “I went into a zombielike state for months. I didn’t understand why or how it could happen. A lot of people don’t realize the danger.”

Teraberry, who received support from the nonprofit organization Parents for Window Blind Safety, www.pfwbs.org, now wants to help other families avoid this tragedy, especially military families.

On Sept. 11, the 3-year-old child of a sailor died after being accidentally caught in window-blind cords in his home in Norfolk, Va., said Linda Kaiser, founder of Parents for Window Blind Safety.

“I wasn’t able to sleep when I found out another child had lost his life,” Kaiser said.

Please read the rest of the article here on Navytimes: Window Blind Cord Safety Issues

Window Blind Cord Safety Issues

Window Blind Cord Safety Issues

What do you think? Do you have any suggestions?

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One Response to “Window blind Cords a hazard to Children. Please read!!”
  1. Bruce Blinds says:

    Window blind cords can be dangerous. We always recommend using a cleat for any cords which is well out fo the childs reach to keep cords neat & safe.