This post was sponsored by SelectBlinds.com as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
It’s funny how many things change once you have a child. No longer are you focused only on yourself, but you have this incredible little being that relies on you for everything from keeping them fed, changing their diapers and ensuring their safety at all times. But what many new parents don’t realize, is that our homes present so many dangers to our kids (and even pets), that are often overlooked.
Sure we plug outlets with those little plastic things and make sure there are no sharp objects laying around. But did you know that corded window blinds can pose a serious choking hazard? Well they surely can and that’s why I’m sharing all about the SelectBlinds.com #GoCordless Movement with you today. The whole?#GoCordless Movement encourages families to have 100% kid and pet safe homes by educating and empowering them to use cordless window coverings on all windows inside the house.
The statistics are scary, which you can see in the infographic above.
- Over 20 US kids are strangled each year by a window covering cord.
- It only takes 15 seconds for a child to lose consciousness.
- 1 minute can end a life.
As of March 31, 2016, SelectBlinds.com is the first custom window covering provider to make their products 100% cordless and they’re encouraging families to protect their kids and pets from death and injuries resulting from window covering cord strangulation.
Project Cordless Giveaway
SelectBlinds.com is partnering with Parents for Window Blind Safety to upgrade an entire home, apartment, military housing unit or daycare facility through the Project Cordless giveaway to provide the winner with cordless window coverings at no charge. You can nominate someone by submitting a 30 second video here.
Together, through education and empowerment, we can save lives and prevent countless injuries.
Were you aware that corded window coverings can pose such hazards to children and pets? What will you do to take preventative measures in your home?