Researchers find safety protocols still aren't protecting kids from blinds with cords

A new warning for parents about an old danger that is likely still in your home right now: Blinds with cords.

A new study found safety standards have been inadequate when it comes to protecting young children.

Researchers are now pushing for all blinds with cords to be banned.

The study looked at 17,000 incidents involving blind cords and young children between 1990 and 2015.

In those cases, nearly 300 children were killed.

Most of the deadly accidents happened when the children became entangled or strangled by the cords.

The other incidents involved only minor injuries.

A group called Parents For Window Blind Safety says to check for their "Lab Tested. Mom Approved." seal when purchasing new blinds.

The group says you can find safer products for as low as $10 at some stores.

The Window Covering Manufacturers Association says it's working to ban blind cords, but that won't cover custom-made window coverings.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission considers corded window blinds one the five most dangerous hidden hazards in homes.

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