Move all cribs, beds, toys and furniture away from windows and window cords. Keep all window pull cords and inner lift cords out of the reach of children. Make sure tasseled pull cords are secured with a cord cleat, and continuous-loop cords are permanently anchored to the floor or wall.
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Install Cord Stops. Lower the window blinds into their lowest position and lock the pull cords. Near the headrail, pinch the lift cord and slide the cord stop over the cord. Wrap the end of the horizontal blinds lift cord through the loop created and tighten the knot.
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