Does the following situation sound all too familiar? Mommy puts her pearls around her neck, and Dad puts on a tie—and the toddler is eager to imitate them by using items at hand, often something like the dangling cord of a window treatment. Today, there is no reason for us to lose another child to “Infant Cord Strangulation.” If you have not updated the dangling cords on your functioning shades or blinds, perhaps it is time.
The Window Covering Industry uses many methods to communicate the potential hazards of corded window treatments. The use of tags helps communicate the important message of child safety and the potential strangulation hazards of corded window treatments.
To learn more about window treatment safety, please visit one of the following links:
- American National Standards Institute
- Window Coverings Manufacturers Association
- Window Covering Safety Council
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
To order a free retrofit kit for older window treatments, contact the Window Covering Safety Council directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-800-506-4636.
Or you could retrofit your current window treatments with a Safe-T-Wand. It is one of the newest and most cost-effective lifting systems on the market today.
- The fashion wand is encases hanging, dangling, and strangling cords
- The ProLift™ system is what you use for woven wood and Roman shades; it will lock the strings in place so your children can’t get their head in the cords
Click here to learn more about the Safe-T-Wand retrofit kits and where to buy them.
Hunter Douglas, the leader in child safety in the window fashions industry, has many options for their new products, including LiteRise® and SimpleLift™ Operating Systems, Vertiglide™, motorization, wand control, and clutch lifting systems, all of which offer benefits such as convenience, clean looks, and ease of use, on top of their great safety features.
Click here to learn more and download the Hunter Douglas Child Safety brochure.
Child Safety in Fairfield, Bridgeport CT
At Window Products, we’ve been serving Connecticut since 1994 with two showrooms – one in Branford and one in Southbury. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, a nice selection of screen shades, and a wide variety of awnings and shades. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensure you’ll find the perfect window treatment or awning for your home or business. Contact us for more details.