Keep Your Kids Safe
Thinking about blinds and worried about child safety? We have solutions.
We’ve all heard the tragic stories about children getting strangled in cords from window blinds. I was greatly relieved when the industry responded with a variety of solutions to reduce or eliminate the risk of strangulation from cords.
Before I tell you about those solutions, let me remind you that cribs, beds—and even furniture—should not be placed next to windows if you have youngsters in the house. If you have older window coverings with cords, please consider replacing them with new window coverings designed with child safety in mind.
Here at Window Accents, we sell Hunter Douglas window coverings with a variety of safety options. The simplest are breakaway cord stops or rigid wand controls that can’t tangle. Other options include retractable cords or cordless systems where you just move the bottom rail to raise or lower the shade, and no cords are exposed. Another popular option is a motorized shade that is operated by a hand-held remote. No external cords needed!
Even if replacing your window treatments is not in your plans for the near future, you can take steps to increase the safety of your existing window coverings. Visit www.windowcoverings.org for information on how to make your blinds and shades safer, including how to get free retrofit kits.
These Hunter Douglas Duette honeycomb shades are raised and lowered through the PowerView motorized system instead of by external cords, making them safer for homes with young children.