New Year's Resolution to Safety

This year, make a pledge to home safety

Dec 29, 2010, 10:48 ET from The Window Covering Safety Council

NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- What will your New Year's resolution be for 2011? Aside from champagne and watching the ball drop, January 1 also comes with pledges to quit smoking, give up sweets, hit the gym, or dedicating more time to something that can make a positive change going forward. For 2011, maybe you should make a resolution to safety.

Around the holidays, it is important to remember simple tips to keep you and your children safe around the house.

Here are a few tips to remember while finishing up the holiday season while you might have family and friends visiting:

  • Place space heaters, candles and other heat sources at least three feet away from all potentially flammable material such as bedding, furniture and drapes.

  • Keep hot liquids and foods out of the reach of children.  

  • Have your chimney inspected annually and cleaned if necessary.

  • Do not burn gift wrap, paper decorations or dry greenery in the fireplace. They could ignite suddenly, resulting in a flash fire.

  • The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) is urging parents to only use cordless window products in homes with young children. According to information provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, since 1990, more than 200 infants and young children have died from accidentally strangling in window cords. Replace older window coverings with today's safer, cordless products.

Even after New Year's, make the right choice and use cordless products to keep your children safe year-round.

The Window Covering Safety Council is a coalition of major U.S. manufacturers, importers and retailers of window coverings.  Consumers wishing to obtain additional information can contact WCSC at or its toll-free phone line at 1-800-506-4636.  


Todd Costello


SOURCE The Window Covering Safety Council