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Child Safety Is Serious Business

That’s why the window coverings industry uses warning tags, warning labels, and other methods to communicate the potential hazards of corded window coverings. The warning shown here, for example, communicates the important message about cords being a potential strangulation hazard and suggests choosing cordless alternatives or products with inaccessible cords.

Our window covering products are designed for safety and dependability. Preventing household situations from becoming hazardous is the first step to keeping your child safe. Parents should be aware that it is possible for children to become entangled in window covering cords. To reduce the risk of accidents, all cords should be kept out of the reach of children. Each of our product categories offer a variety of motorized, cordless and corded window treatments allowing you to choose the product that best meets your household needs and preferences.

CORDLESS SHADES

  • Enhanced Safety design eliminates cords
  • Ideal where children are present
  • Superior performance

MOTORIZED SHADES

  • Enhanced Safety design eliminates cords
  • Perfect for hard-to-reach windows
  • Programmable RF remote control

CORD TENSIONER

  • Eliminates dangling cords
  • Accommodates larger windows
  • Smooth lift-assisted movement

VERTICAL CELLULAR

  • Enhanced Safety design eliminates cords
  • Side-to-side operation
  • Accommodates sliding doors and is an option for room dividers

Important Safety Guidelines

The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and all window covering manufactures are urging parents and caregivers to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords that can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children, and to retrofit or replace them with today’s safer products. WCSC and CPSC recommend that only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords be used in homes with young children.

  • Cordless window coverings are recommended in young children’s bedrooms and sleeping areas. Replace window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with today’s safer products.

  • Retrofit window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with cord retrofit devices* or replace them with products made to the current safety standards.

  • Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords, preferably to another wall.

  • Keep all window pull cords and inner lift cords out of children’s reach. Make sure that tasseled pull cords are short and continuous-loop cords are permanently anchored to the floor or wall. Make sure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit movement of inner lift cords.

  • Lock cords into position whenever horizontal blinds or shades are lowered, including when they come to rest on a window sill.