The dangers of windows cords exists not only for pets but more importantly, for children. There are reports of accidents from the 1940’s when window blinds gained popularity as home decor. Several years ago the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) named the cords one of the top five hazards in the home and listed several safety precautions parents should take. They also suggested voluntary recalls of window coverings with visible cords. Not many manufacturers complied with that suggestion, but did launch a campaign of educating consumers about the potential problems.