Royal Window Treatments is now offering a guide on blind safety. Most people are unaware that there have been 600 reported cases of death in the US due to window cord strangulation since 1986.
Of those deaths 59% were when Safety Tassel, breakaway cord consolidators were used, 24 percent were with soft window coverings such as roll up shades and drapery, 17 percent were with vertical blinds when safety devices were not installed or broken. These facts and statistics are from the organisation, Parents For Window Blinds Safety found on http://pfwbs.org.
The solution is to make sure where children or pets are around use specific types of Roller Shades such as our Custom Clutch System or Lite-rise system. When using vertical blinds make sure they’re installed properly and have no loose strings longer then 5 inches.