- Decorating Safety Tips
Party Resource Guide
Children Can Strangle When They Become Entangled in Wall Decorations
with Ribbons and Streamers
CPSC Document #5105
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns that children can
strangle if they become entangled in ribbons or streamers hanging from
wall decorations near the crib or within reach of children. CPSC knows
of incidents involving young children who became entangled in the
ribbons of a wall decoration. The padded fabric wall decoration was hung
near the crib where the child could reach the ribbons and streamers on
CPSC recommends that parents keep wall decorations with ribbons or
streamers away from cribs and well out of reach where children play to
prevent entanglement and strangulation.
Keep wall decorations with ribbons or streamers away from cribs and well
out of reach where children play to prevent entanglement and strangulation.
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