Window Shades and Child Injuries

 

In An Instant Short Version (Child Safety Video Dangers of Corded Blinds)

Video taken from the channel: RedCastle Crusade


 

The dangers of corded blinds

Video taken from the channel: Denver7 – The Denver Channel


 

Corded Blind Injury: Bobby’s Story

Video taken from the channel: RedCastle Crusade


 

Child Severly Injured by Window Cord in less than 60 Seconds.

Video taken from the channel: Parents for Window Blind Safety


 

In An Instant (Child Safety Film Dangers of Corded Blinds)

Video taken from the channel: RedCastle Crusade


 

Window Blind Cords Remain a Serious Threat to Children

Video taken from the channel: NationwideChildrens


 

Window Blinds Deadly Delay: The Fight for Kids Safety

Video taken from the channel: ABC News


According to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), window blinds are a leading cause of injury in children under the age of 6. 1  In fact, window blind cords injure two children under the age of 6 every single day and kill close to one child every single month. Here’s what you need to know about window blinds and injury in children. Window Blinds and Child Injury: Safety Tips for Your Home Replace.. The best way to keep your children safe is to replace all blinds that have cords with either cordless blinds, Retrofit.. Retrofit kits to address some types of cord hazards are.

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics found that over a 26-year period, nearly 17,000 children were treated in the emergency room for injuries related to window blinds and 271 died. Window blinds and coverings with cords pose serious risk of injury or strangulation to infants and young children. But consumer advocates are. Window blinds remain an important injury hazard for young children. Although cord entanglements are not the most common mechanism of window blind injury, they pose a serious strangulation risk and can result in hospitalization or death.

Window blinds are frequently found in homes throughout the United States. But window blinds can cause serious injuries or even death to young children. A new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital looks at. Almost half of injuries overall involved being hit by the blinds, usually causing only cuts or bruises, but more than 1 in 8 children (12 percent) became entangled in blinds’ cords. Two thirds of.

Overall, most injuries (93.4%) were treated and released. entanglement incidents among children <6 years of age, and 98.7% involved the child's neck; entanglements with the window blind's operating cords (76.4%) or inner cords (22.1%) were the most common. Two-thirds of entanglement incidents. The new regulations also require blinds to have a wand (instead of cords) to adjust shade and tilt. "A lot of it has to do with the injuries and deaths that have come from cords,” Hummel says about. A child can become entangled in a cord loop and strangle.

This recall involves all Blind Xpress custom-made vertical blinds that do not have a cord-tensioning device that attaches to the wall or floor, as well as all horizontal blinds that do not have inner cord stop devices.

List of related literature:

Falling from open windows is a major cause of accidental death in children; parents should be advised that a screened window is not a safety device to prevent falls.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, David Wilson, Cheryl A. Sams
from Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

Windows that malfunction, are cracked or broken, or are painted shut can induce eye problems or issues for the children of the household.

“Feng Shui For Dummies” by Grandmaster David Daniel Kennedy, Grandmaster Lin Yun
from Feng Shui For Dummies
by Grandmaster David Daniel Kennedy, Grandmaster Lin Yun
Wiley, 2010

Such falls often happen when children are jumping on the bed or couch near an open window, so caregivers should set consistent safety rules for children about playing near windows.

“Encyclopedia of Family Health” by Martha Craft-Rosenberg, Shelley-Rae Pehler
from Encyclopedia of Family Health
by Martha Craft-Rosenberg, Shelley-Rae Pehler
SAGE Publications, 2011

Infants learn to climb and can fall out of open windows, even with screens.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Kathryn Rhodes Alden, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Mary Catherine Cashion, David Wilson
from Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

I became nervous when the son pulled on the floor-length vinyl blinds that covered the sliding glass door.

“The Cooked Seed” by Anchee Min
from The Cooked Seed
by Anchee Min
Bloomsbury, 2014

Window screens are not strong enough to prevent a child from falling out.

“Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker E-Book” by Sheila A Sorrentino, Leighann Remmert, MS RN, Mary J Wilk
from Mosby’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker E-Book
by Sheila A Sorrentino, Leighann Remmert, MS RN, Mary J Wilk
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

Injuries to toddlers occur most often when they fall from furniture, high chairs, changing tables, stairs, windows, and playground equipment.

“Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span E-Book” by Carole Lium Edelman, Carol Lynn Mandle, Elizabeth C. Kudzma
from Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span E-Book
by Carole Lium Edelman, Carol Lynn Mandle, Elizabeth C. Kudzma
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

If no glass protection has been installed or if the protection is minimal, interior blinds or curtains should be closed.

“Hospital and Healthcare Security” by Russell Colling, Tony W York
from Hospital and Healthcare Security
by Russell Colling, Tony W York
Elsevier Science, 2009

If the screen is not used and the child falls out of the window onto a cement driveway below, the mother’s and emergency personnel’s use of appropriate emergency first aid would be secondary prevention through the use of prompt treatment.

“Community Health Nursing: Caring for the Public's Health” by Karen Saucier Lundy, Sharyn Janes
from Community Health Nursing: Caring for the Public’s Health
by Karen Saucier Lundy, Sharyn Janes
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, 2005

External windows should be at least 2 feet away from the infant’s bed and may be placed away from direct patient areas—for example, high up on the walls, as skylights, or in other locations that provide indirect light to the patient area.

“Comprehensive Neonatal Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach” by Carole Kenner, Judy Wright Lott
from Comprehensive Neonatal Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach
by Carole Kenner, Judy Wright Lott
Saunders Elsevier, 2007

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  • Fortunately he doesnt remember it…..he doesnt remember it because he nearly got permanent brain damage due to zero oxygen to the brain…

  • cordless blinds are the best way to go I have my 17 month old and have custody of my niece 5 and nephew 3

    anything can happen I watch them I have a baby monitor if you can’t try to do your best and prevent things like this then don’t have kids no you can’t protect them from everything they will fall of their bike but if there are alternatives such as cordless blinds then why not buy those

  • at least there with god now:c and now i know to be carefull thanks so much for telling evryone waching to be carefull evryday like stranger danger and if someone where on a window right now i bet the wached your video to be safe so god bless you

  • You can’t blame the blinds companies. Instead, people with young children should buy blinds without cords (or buy curtains). These blinds are already quite safe and come with a clear warning, and there are many ways to make these blinds even safer. Instead of banning corded blinds altogether, consumers should be introduced to more options (which are fully safe for toddlers). These accidents are completely tragic; they’re not the fault of parents or the manufacturers. It’s important we don’t turn to punishment and bans and instead turn to constructive methods to prevent these tragedies.

  • Me as a kid: “What about Mister Monkey! He got hurt too!”

    Me as a teen: “Oh no Claire! I’m glad this is fake but I hope no one does this ever.”

  • Me in school: YOUR F***ING A**HOLE GIVE ME MY PENCIL BACK!!!

    Me as a mother: well let’s check if shOMG HELP!!

    why I will be in school forever and just may not have kids

  • Very naive parents and whoever else think it’s the blinds fault smh if anybody can come up with a real reason I will listen cuz I haven’t seen one in these comments yet

  • This exposes a heart issue. Since when did money become more important than the lives of children? It’s sad that people don’t place value on life anymore. If this was my company I would have made it my business to change the design of blinds right when the first child lost their life. We live in a sick money hungry world.

  • When you have a little child you have to keep all eyes on them but if you have more children its got be vary hard /my 2 year old is a little rascal hes everywhere in secs

  • My God…I never new that blinds were that dangerous. Thank you for raising awareness, this could easily happen to anyones children…including mines due to lack of knowledge. Thank you…an may God Bless you all an stay strong!!!

  • The people in the comments blaming the parents obviously have never had children before you could clearly hear the mothers panic in her voice and the relief when she heard him cry and anyway this could happen to any parent and it commonly does

  • This child she never thought of what could happen and she died������ Just learn kids to never to play with dangerous stuff think again before you do something or ask your parents before you end up like her in the video

  • The petechiael hemorrhaging around his eyes literally show how dangerously close he came to dying! He was already passed out and blue! So glad this was a happy ending!

  • as a child I had an incident like this before it was a shower head that came off to wash your lower body so it had a loop. one morning I was leaning over it was early I fell asleep for a Split Second and my head got caught in the loop next thing you know my mom hears shampoo and conditioner bottles falling I had passed out if it wasn’t for the sounds I probably wouldn’t be here telling you this. as a child you don’t know it’s nobody’s fault

  • I’m sorry about what happened to your child. Safety first! Blinds and young children don’t mix. In my book about The Girl Who Lived and The Boy Who Lived, I’m NOT going to add blinds for the characters’ 4 children, because they don’t want to end up in Bobby’s shoes.

  • That mothers cry of his name when she saw him was so painful I could feel her heart drop and I just know that mom saw her life flash before her eyes when she saw her child like that I’m so glad he survived and I bet she is too

  • Blame the kids and the parents like goddamn����������������like cmon how tf does this happen to a kid, honestly it’s kinda stupid.

  • It made me cry when the parents were devistated. Im glad my parents kept me away from the blinds. I now have curtains in my room ^-^

  • I was so scared and sad when I saw the girl was gonna get hanged I just wanted to reach and grab her before it happened��

    Rip…
    What would have they been in the future:(

  • If you want your baby to be safe why are there window blinds in the baby’s room and why is the crib next to the window why don’t you move the crib away from the window that way the baby won’t get stuck in the cords or just have curtains instead or just leave the window bare that’s what I would do and I don’t have kids this video makes it look so easy for kids to harm them self with the blinds cord how would a baby get stuck in it so easily they would need to be so close to the window and climb up the side of the crib to get stuck my advice is don’t have blinds in the baby’s if they are not needed keep the crib away from the window and maybe have curtains or a bare window even a window shade would be safer

  • I would like to just update that as of January 2020, while Lowes and Home Depot have stopped selling corded window blinds, Walmart still does.

  • Some kids don’t understand these dangers, example: maybe a child might use it as a necklace, but it’s not loose. If they were to slip or tighten the cords, their life is gone

  • Thank you for airing this expert. He explained EXACTLY what is going on. Products that pass the national safety standard can severely injury children. The public does not understand this and your piece out of ALL of ABC’s coverage nationally explains this issue. #GoCordless

  • +redcastlemedia its alright if he cant do some things but he can do other things we all pray that he gets better and can do more things later on in his lifetime.

  • the world is not safe every were this things happening no were u could feel safe i mean u maybe think the worlds a better place but its not almost the same percent like 100% its happen before some could be even worse er like maybe 900 %

  • After watching these videos not only will I never own another blind with a cord, I will warn everyone that had them to get rid of them. NO home should have them. Unless you never have kids visit ever, ’cause if you do you shouldn’t own them.

  • i wonder why do plp keep knives and blinds and those type of thinks they shoud never keep any sharp abjects and hanging abjects around there kids and around the house

  • This is why we have cordless blinds and shades in our home. We were camping in a cabin, and the string was so long on the blinds, my baby was able to grab it and pull it into the pack n play where he was sleeping. I went around the cabin and cut all the strings off to be just long enough to be functional and told the service desk they should do the same in all the cabins. It just isn’t worth the risk.

  • So thankful my blinds do not have any cord. You just push on the bottom to raise up and pull to raise down.

    I live in an apartment too and they made them mandator here.

  • Sadly it is all about $$$. Non chorded blinds cost a bit more and should be the law. Walmart and many stores do not carry chorded blinds. Stories like this caused the change.

  • This is sad as hell but I didn’t cry but I had blinds like that and the thought that me, my sisters, or my brothers could do this gosh it’s scary thank god we are smart

  • My mom said it was about to happen to me when I was 2 or so but as soon as I touched the cord she didn’t want to do this but she pushed me away and bumped my head on the floor and after that day she has always tied a knot with the blind cords

  • i hate watching vids like this and kids getting hurt bye things like this:i just wish the world could be a better place ; i wonder why did god make things like this to happen to kids and plp why can plp enjoy lives without worrying about there kids getting hurt ; i feel bad for these plp child ; i know this is just for plp to get the idea not putting blinds around the house but any body should feel bad for a kid ethier it fake or not but ; still i just feel bad to plp kids getting hurt

  • i wonder why don”t parents tell there children about things like this so they no not to play with things like this i mean some plp say on yt it scares u children but its a good lesson if some one tells u children not to watch things like this just because u scared of vids like this one doesn’t mean u can ‘t have a lesson in u life just because its scares u children doesn’t mean u can’t tell u child about things like this i mean:this could happen to any one

  • When I was in school, my friend’s 3 yr old sister died from being tangled in the cord of their blinds. As a mom I have always been paranoid about this

  • One of the only videos that made me cry D-,:
    God bless him, his smile, his laughter, his family, his future, everything about him. All my love.

  • my 18 month old somehow got a hold of the window cords while he was in his crib last night. i put him down and went back 5 minutes later to check on him. i saw the cords all weird so i pulled on the to put them up but they were caught on something. i followed them down to my sons neck. they werr wrapped tightly around his neck while he was standing. if he would have attempted to sit or slip it would have taken his life. we immediately moved his crib and will be going cordless

  • Why did they wait until he turned 17 to release this video…they could have released this when it first happened and saved so many kids!!

  • That boy is really strong to even be able to laugh and smile, that was the most beautiful laugh I have heard, I have a baby sitting job and most of the people I know have cord blinds but when i take care of the children i alway sit by the window to keep them away and always take them all when they want food i never leave a kid alone where i see cords like that or dangers, i showed this video to parents and the other one and they are changing to cordless now

  • I’m glad he was ok…. And poor baby who died ��.this happened to my chihuahua dog, I came from work one day and the string was so tight in her neck I don’t know how long she was like that �� but she was ok thank God after that I put curtains up

  • Not everyone has children and there are so many other things that children could injure themselves on (cables, knifes, pens, dolls with long hair, and of course any kinds of cords). Raising awareness is good but banning something that specific is stupid.

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  • I watch my kids, so I am not worried about this happening. There are many other dangers in the household for kids in addition to corded blinds. We can’t ban everything. In the end, watch your kids.

  • This is some bullshit. I just looked up why I can’t find corded window blinds. So because of some loser parents that don’t watch their kids I can’t have what I need for my home what the fuck

  • People think I’m crazy for the “over the top” child safety precautions I take with my daughter. Everything around her enters my brain in a very calculated, worst case scenario type of situation, but even that doesn’t feel like enough sometimes.. To all parents out there, their is no such thing as being “over the top” when it comes down to protecting your babies, and don’t listen to anyone who says otherwise! Our babies are everything and we will do nothing short of laying our life down for them.

  • Thank God we don’t have cords on our blinds in this new house. I was so nervous in the old house where our landlord only allowed corded blinds.

  • First of all a parent should know there kid and with kids comes a real huge responsibility. Enough said and if not they make swimming pools tubs and chokeable candy that kills kids but they still make all of that stuff so the root of the problem will be the parents just like the last incident from a baby drowning because the mother went to sleep so who fought will that be the water fault or the mother or should I say parents exactly get on with this BS

  • When I was little, I was playing with one of these and wrapped it around my hand, cutting off circulation, my sister had to cut it off my hand with her safety scissors. But I had no idea they could actually kill children until watching this, thanks for making this short film, I’m sure you’re helping lots of family’s out there.

  • this is so heartbreakingly horrifying. i have a 5 year old son, if i ever lost him they’d better make sure that hole in the ground is big enough for me too �� xxx