There was a time when stories about window treatment cords harming children were front page news. Today, thanks innovative lifting options from companies such as Hunter Douglas, window treatments are dramatically safer for your kids and pets. Since 1995, in fact, the window treatment industry has been focused on reducing the threat of injury to children posed by looped window treatments. Be sure you do your part by converting to newer window treatments or retrofitting your old ones to ensure the safety of the young children, as well as pets, in your home.
The Latest In Child-Safe Innovation
We carry the very latest window fashions that feature cordless operation and other child safety features. Stop by our store in Osage Beach to view our many different child safe options. Take these steps to make sure your window treatments don’t pose a threat to children and pets:
- Replace all window treatments with cords, including window blinds, corded shades and corded draperies manufactured before 2001. More recently produced window coverings include safety features such as loop control, cordless operation, wand pull, and motorization that don’t require cords.
- Be particularly conscious of the window coverings in children’s bedrooms and play areas. Even with safe window coverings, move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys that be climbed on away from windows, preferably to another wall
- Keep all window pull cords and inner lift cords away from out of the reach of children. Keep tassel pull cords short, and make sure continuous-loop cords are permanently anchored to the floor or wall. Ensure that cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit movement of inner lift cords.
- When horizontal blinds or shades are lowered, ensure cords are locked into position.
- Use safety features such as cord cleats and tensioning devices to improve the safety of your window treatments.
Here are some Hunter Douglas products that have child safety top of mind to give you additional peace of mind:
- Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds
- Natural Elements™ Blinds
- Nantucket™ Window Shadings
- Pirouette® Window Shadings
- Provenance® Woven Wood Shades
- Silhouette® Window Shadings
- Skyline® Gliding Window Panels
- Vignette® Modern Roman Shades
- Applause® Honeycomb Shades
- Brilliance® Pleated Shades
- Chalet Woods® Wood Blinds
- Country Woods® Wood Blinds
- Duette® Honeycomb Shades
- Luminette® Privacy Sheers
- EverWood® Collection
Count on Windows & More for all your child safety window treatment needs. Contact us for more details, or stop by our store in Osage Beach. We’ve been serving the areas of Lake Ozark, Osage Beach & Camden, Miller & Morgan counties since 1996!