Senate Bills SB 602 and SB 603 (2012) Would Regulate Window Blinds

Two bills that would regulate window blinds and warn users about the dangers of
strangulation for children were passed in the Senate this week.

SB 602 and SB 603 prohibit the sale of window blinds without hardware to secure
the cord and a warning about the dangers of strangulation. The bills also prohibit
licensed day care centers from using window blinds if the cords can form a loop.

Sen. Mike Kowall (R-White Lake Township) sponsored the bills, noting that window
blinds pose a serious threat to the health and safety of children. The bills advanced
to third reading this week in the Senate.

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