Child-Safe Window Treatments That Save Lives
Protect Your Family With Child-Safe Window Treatments
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, since 1990, more than 200 infants and young children have died by accidentally strangling in window cords. Parents and guardians should replace all window coverings in the home with today’s safer cordless products. Read About 3 Important Safety Tips
Most consumers consider color, style, and even privacy when choosing window treatments. If young children are around your home, then cord control should be another important factor when selecting your window treatments.
Although today’s window fashions come with built-in cord-safety features, the Window Covering Safety Council believes cordless window coverings are the best choice for use in children’s bedrooms and any area of the home where children spend time playing.
In fact, cordless designs are rapidly gaining favor with consumers and decorators because of their “clean” look and streamlined design. Most traditionally corded window treatments are available in “cordless” styles through the use of spring-loaded mechanisms, battery- or motor-operated lift controls, or simple wand pulls. When combined with the scores of new fashion looks in today’s window coverings, consumers can pick from a wide choice of high-style cordless designs.
We Believe in Safety First. Below Are 3 Important Tips To Keep Your Home Safe:
The Window Covering Safety Council recommends you make the right choice and only use cordless window products in young children’s bedrooms and play areas. Owners and renters should replace all window coverings in the home made before 2001 with today’s safer products. Please consider window treatments with cordless lift systems, retractable cords, or remote controls.
Never place a crib, playpen, bed or any type of low-standing furniture near a window. In exploring their surroundings, young children can accidentally fall through an open window or window screen, or become tragically entangled in a nearby window cord. Whenever possible, place cribs and furniture on a non-windowed wall.
If you wish to keep your older window coverings (i.e., purchased before 2001), please visit the How To Retrofit section from the Window Covering Safety Council for instructions on how to retrofit your window coverings.