October is Window Cord Safety Month
According to the Window Covering Safety Council website, the WCSC and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC) are “urging parents and caregivers during October to check their window covering for exposed or dangling cords that can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children.” To prevent these tragedies from occurring and to maximize window cord safety when children are present, here are a few recommended safety guidelines.
Safety Guidelines for Window Treatments
1 ) If you have older window coverings with a cord, the cord must be secured using a cord safety device or cleat. Better yet, if you have corded window coverings repalce them with today’s safer window treatment products.
2 ) Keep furniture such as cribs, beds, and chairs, anything that can be easily climbed away from the window area so that the window is out of reach.
3 ) If using the continuous loop pull cord on draperies and vertical blinds, these should be pulled tight and well anchored the floor or wall.
4 ) Safety experts recommended, “using only cordless window coverings in the home with young children.”
Safe Window Treatment Options
There are a variety of window treatments that can be purchased with a cordless lift system.
Levelor cordless options are available on the Accordia Cellular Shade. This shade is easy to use with a pull down, push up control. For your decorating delight this shade is available in over 200 fabric and color choices to fit any style and budget.
Hunter Douglas offers Vignette Tiered Modern Roman Shades, Country Wood Blinds, and Duette Honeycomb Shades with the “Lite Rise” cordless option.
Not to be overlooked are Plantation Shutters which can be purchased in various colors and material options and provide a safe and secure environment for your home.
Also consider remote control motorization which allows freedom to open, close, raise, and lower your window treatments with the touch of a button.
To become better acquainted with the various cordless window treatment products, contact us here at Home Decor Solutions, for a Free-In-Home consultation. Our professional staff is committed to providing window treatment products with the safety of your children in mind, not only in October but throughout out the year. We are one click, one call away.