This post was sponsored by Window Covering Safety Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
As a parent and a home owner we are always on the look out on ways we can improve safety within our “four walls”. As we celebrate National Safety Month, here in the month of June, what better place to start than within our own home and reevaluating the safety precautions we’ve already taken or that we need to take.
5 Steps to Safety in Your Home
So…let’s be honest…
Sometimes we just get so comfortable within our home and we get so used to the way things are that we are “blinded” to what needs to be done. There are many times even within the last few months of just moving into our new home…I’ve gotten so used to something being the way it is…I have to remind myself to walk through the house with fresh eyes…then I make my “to do” list of painting doors or trim etc. I had just gotten so used to our closet doors being the cream color as when we bought them…I looked over one day and was like ugh – those are supposed to be white like our trim!!!!! WHY had I not seen that before now? Because I was just used to the way things were…day in and day out we get complacent! Same with safety within our home…we get complacent!
Did you know…
A new safety standard was passed in December 2018 that affects the availability of corded window coverings in retailers. Now, those who wish to purchase corded window coverings must special-order these fixtures directly through manufacturers rather than purchasing in-store. Making it super convenient to purchase the cordless window coverings! If you are a parent or caregiver to young children I highly encourage you to continue reading and take precautions for #1!
There are 5 Top Hidden Hazards in the home – have you thought about these or do you need to take steps in making these areas safer in your home?
- Windows – According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes…here are the other four hazards.
- Have you checked your window coverings for exposed or dangling cords, which can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children? Make it a priority to check this hazard area and and replace them with cordless products. If you are searching for cordless products they can easily be identified by the Best for Kids™ certification label. Best for Kids products are currently available at major retailers across the country.
- Magnets – small powerful magnets
- Recalled Products
- Tip over – kids climbing top heavy furniture that tips over.
- Pools and Spa drains
For more information on these top 5 hidden hazards read more –> here.
Other areas we look to make safer are:
- Covering outlet plugs
- Having the proper smoke and carbon monoxide detectors within our home
- Outside lighting
- Indoor and Outdoor Cameras
What are other areas you seek to make safer within your home for you and your family?