Children love to imitate. They see Mommy with her pearl necklace and Daddy with his necktie, and they want to try something similar. That’s where corded window treatments can be such a big hazard. The window treatment industry has been aware of the dangers of the hanging, dangling cords on honeycomb shades, rollup shades, Roman shades, and horizontal blinds.
If you have not updated your functioning window treatments, perhaps it is time. To order a free retrofit kit for older window treatments, contact the WCSC directly by phone at 1-800-506-4636 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can purchase the Safe-T-Wand, one of the newest and most cost-effective lifting systems on the market today. Click here to learn more about the Safe-T-Wand retrofit kits and where to buy them.
If you’re in the market for new products, know that the Window Covering Industry uses many methods to communicate the potential hazards of corded window treatments, including tags. Keep an eye out for the important message of child safety and the potential strangulation hazards of corded window treatments.
With the many operating systems from Hunter Douglas, dangerous dangling cords don’t ever have to be an issue. There are wand-controlled systems, motorized options, and options that keep blinds in place right where you leave them. Plus, plantation shutters are cordless by design with the use of louvers. To learn more and download the Hunter Douglas Child Safety brochure, click here http://www.hunterdouglas.com/child-safety
To learn more about window treatment safety, please click one of the following links:
- Window Coverings Manufacturers Association
- Window Covering Safety Council
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
- American National Standards Institute
Child-Safe Window Treatments in Ft. Myers
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