October is National Window Covering Safety Month, and in honor of that, we’re reminding people about the dangers dangling window cords can pose to small children and pets. At Windows, Walls & More, we’re dedicated to helping people keep their homes safe, and we’ll be more than happy to help you determine how to eliminate dangling cords in your home. Read on to learn about a few of the options!
Eliminate the Danger
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in children’s homes. If cords are reachable by and accessible to infants and toddlers, they can pose strangulation dangers, which can result in brain damage or death. Hunter Douglas offers child- and pet-safe lift systems on new window fashions, including, among others, Cordless lift system, a spring-assisted lift system that’s hidden in the treatment’s headrail; UltraGlide®, a single retractable cord or wand; LiteRise®, which lets you raise and lower the treatment with simple pressure from your hand; and PowerView® Automation, a fully programmable motorized system that lets you adjust your window treatments based on programming or at any time, even if you’re not at home.
Dealing With Older Treatments
Now might not be the best time for you to purchase all new treatments, but you can still make sure your older models are safe for children and pets. If your current treatments have dangling cords, simply shorten them or tuck them up and out of reach. Be sure to keep cribs and beds away from corded treatments (on the other side of the room if possible). Finally, order a free retrofit kit from the Window Covering Safety Council at https://windowcoverings.org/retrofit-your-windows/. This kit can help you make your cords as safe as possible for everyone in your home.
Child-Safe Lift Systems in West Bloomfield
Windows, Walls & More was established in 1977 and has become the leader in window treatments and window treatment motorization, as well as wallpaper, interior design and more. With a beautiful Hunter Douglas Gallery showroom in West Bloomfield, Windows, Walls & More serves West Bloomfield and the surrounding areas, including Franklin, Livonia, Birmingham, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Northville and Novi. Stop by our Hunter Douglas Gallery to see our many functional window covering displays. For more information, or to schedule your free in-store consultation, give us a call today at 248-661-3840.