At Windows, Walls & More, we take child safety very seriously. After all, children, with their natural curiosity, are susceptible to the allure of common household things—which can turn them into a hazard. For example, a toddler, trying to imitate Mom putting on that beautiful pearl necklace, might use the dangling cord of the nearest window treatment and cause serious injury or even death.
Today, there is no reason for us to lose another child to “Infant Cord Strangulation.” If you have not updated the dangling-cord lift systems on your current window treatments, now is a good time.
One option to retrofit your current window treatments is the Safe-T-Wand, which is a cost-effective lifting systems that encases the dangerous cords. For woven wood or Roman shades, use the ProLift™ system. To learn more about these retrofit kits and to find out where to buy them, click here.
If you plan to buy new treatments, know that 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. Watch for those tags to know that you’ve made a safe purchase.
Keep in mind that Hunter Douglas, the leader in child safety, offers many different operating systems on their window treatment products. From wands to motorization, the systems offer the best in child-safe operation, as well as some additional conveniences and benefits.
Click here to read and download the Hunter Douglas child-safety brochure.
For additional information and repair kits for older Hunter Douglas window-covering products, go to the Window Covering Safety Council website.
For additional information about window treatment safety, visit these great sites:
- Window Covering Safety Council
- Window Coverings Manufacturers Association
- American National Standards Institute
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
Child Safety in Farmington Hills, MI
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.