Austin, Texas – September 26, 2007 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Window Covering Safety Council jointly declared October as National Window Covering Safety Month. YourBlinds has prepared an increased focus for anyone calling in to their customer service hotline to explain the hazards and solutions to ensure child safety.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that since 1991, CPSC has received reports of more than 174 strangulation deaths involving cords and chains on window coverings. 152 deaths involved the outer-pull cords, which raise and lower the blind. 22 deaths involved the inner-cords, which run through the window blind slats.
“It is very important to spread the word to all parents and grandparents that accidents caused by window coverings are avoidable with the new innovations available,” said Linda Lee, CEO, YourBlinds. “We intend to spread the word through our website and with every phone call we make or receive. This is an important initiative we believe strongly in.”
In recent years, most window blinds and shades have been redesigned to remove the hazards associated with cords and hanging chains. The CPSC highly recommends repairing, removing or replacing window coverings, corded shades, blinds and draperies manufactured before 2001.
“Replacing the old window coverings need not be an expensive exercise. There are numerous, cost effective options available today.” said Lee. “Our team has been trained to discuss the dangers and options available from different manufacturers.”
YourBlinds is an independent provider of custom window covering solutions from Levolor, Bali, Graber, Comfortex and YourBlinds. YourBlinds.com is the ONLY online window coverings retailer with outstanding customer satisfaction reviews at multiple independent ratings sites. YourBlinds top Customer Care Associates are dedicated to not selling products, but rather to finding just the right window covering solution to fit each person’s needs and room style.
YourBlinds is privately held and headquartered in Houston, Texas. For more information please visit www.YourBlinds.com.