1) Magnets; 2) Recalled products; 3) Windows; 4) Tipover; and 5) Pools and spa drains.
Although small pieces such as magnets and toys are a concern for your child’s safety, there are other factors in your home to consider. For starters, corded window coverings can be a choking hazard to your child.
In December 2018, a new safety standard was set in place that affects the availability of corded window coverings in retailers. These days, if you wanted to buy corded window coverings, you’ll need to place a special order directly through the manufacturer instead of purchasing in-store.
If you have corded window coverings in your home, one of the ways you can help prevent any issues is to check your window coverings for exposed or dangling cords. This can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. If possible, replace them with cordless products.
To help parents and caregivers in making the right choice when selecting window coverings, cordless options can easily be identified by the Best for Kids™ certification label. These types of products are currently available at major retailers across the country.
Other hazards in your home such as recalled products can be easily disposed or replaced by the manufacturer. Through a simple online search, you can find out whether or not the products in your home have received a safety recall to get these dangerous products out of harms way.
Tipover items such as top-heavy furniture can crush young children. The CPSC advises parents to make these items more stable by installing anchor and brackets.
Pools and spa drains are considered hazardous in your home because the suction can be powerful enough to trap a child or adult underwater. Always inspect pools and spas for missing or broken drain covers.
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