It takes just over 22 centimeters of cord to strangle a child, 15 seconds for a child to become unconscious, and 4 minutes for brain damage to occur. Death can occur in less than six minutes. Between 1998 and March 2019, there were 39 recalls in Canada related to strangulation hazards associated with corded window coverings.
(Corded Window Coverings Regulations, Canada Gazette)
If you cannot replace your corded window coverings, you can reduce the risk of serious injury by keeping cords up high and out of the reach of children. Until you can replace corded window coverings, make sure to:
(Window covering safety, Canada.ca)
All of our products at Pleats follow the newly updated Corded Window Coverings Regulations: SOR/2019-97, we no longer sell any products with cords or small parts that could be a choking hazard for children and pets.
Please do not tamper with our finished product, protect your family and small children!
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