Children are often more curious than cautious. Everything a little one encounters is a new exploration and that includes window treatments. Safety is a vitally important feature when considering new window coverings. Even if a child does not live in the home, a child may visit and accidents can unfortunately happen fast.
Listed as one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, dangling cords are the biggest risk associated with window treatments. Cords are seemingly harmless but can become a strangulation hazard when accessible to children. We are proud to work with innovative vendors like Hunter Douglas® that also consider safety a priority—all without without sacrificing style or function.
Consider the following cordless and cord-careful design options when choosing child safe window treatments:
Safety meets convenience with motorized window treatments. Shades raise and lower with the touch of a button or the sound of your voice, eliminating the need for exposed cords and pulls. Control your window treatments with the Pebble® remote, Powerview® App, or integrate into your existing home automation system. Plus you can pre-program shades to move based on sunrise and sunset, daily schedules, or even while away from the house for added home security.
With safety and simplicity in mind, LiteRise® cordless shades allow you to raise and lower window coverings by lightly touching your fingers at the base. SimpleLift™ cordless shades are a similar value-priced alternative that are manipulated by physically moving their contoured bottom rail up and down. Both cordless operating systems are available in an array of beautiful Hunter Douglas products, colors, and textures.
Custom shutters are another option, they are naturally cordless by design and stunning in appearance. Additionally, vertically operated window treatments like Luminette® or Vertiglide™ are ideal for wide expansive windows and sliding doors. Both options can be wand controlled. No cords, no worries!
In partnership with The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC), Hunter Douglas urges homeowners to install window coverings that are either cordless or cord-inaccessible to prevent potential strangulation risks.
Hunter Douglas has pioneered safety options for shades that do still require cord-like mechanisms. Retractable lift cords, cord tensioners, and wand controls are safer options for kids and pets too. These features all eliminate dangling cords without sacrificing functionality.
There is no better reason to upgrade window treatments than for safety. Ready to make your home safer for your loved ones with child safe window treatments? Request a complimentary window treatment design and safety consultation.