What October Brings for Child Safety

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Many people have been celebrating the standard autumn delights like pumpkin carving, picking out costumes, wearing cool-weather clothes. And at Windows, Walls & More here in West Bloomfield, we’ve also been celebrating safety. Because October brings not just spooky season but National Window Covering Safety Month. The focus here is on keeping window treatments safe, especially for young children, but also pets and anyone else who could come across hidden dangers. Find out more below!

Reduce Risk

Because they pose a choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has ranked corded window coverings as one of the top five hidden dangers to children in a home. A dangling cord can strangle curious toddlers or infants in just a matter of seconds. If your window coverings include cords, be sure to take some precautions to make them as safe as possible, especially if you have young children or pets in your home. First, move any furniture and toys away from the windows to reduce temptation. Next, further keep the cords out of reach by cutting them short or tying them up and away from eager fingers. You can also order a retrofit kit from the Window Covering Safety Council at https://windowcoverings.org/retrofit-your-windows/.

Lift Systems

Hunter Douglas offers numerous innovative operating systems to ensure you don’t have dangling cords in your home. From cordless to motorized, we have a lift system that can meet your needs and budget and be safe for children and pets. The options include LiteRise®, wand control, Vertiglide™, Ultraglide®, and PowerView® Automation.

Window Fashions

These treatments and more are available with the lift systems mentioned above, and they bring other fantastic benefits to the window.

  • Duette® Cellular Shade. Made with honeycomb construction, this product can help keep outside air out and inside air in, which can improve your electric bill. Duette also offers sound absorption and great light control. Plus, you can order it with the top-down/bottom-up operation, which lets you open the shade from the top, from the bottom, or both simultaneously.
  • Designer Roller Shade. Because they’re available in a number of fabrics in various colors and textures, these shades can work well with nearly any décor. The Designer Roller Shade’s simple functionality is a dream for many homes, and its clean lines make it great for nearly any room.
  • Provenance® Woven Wood Shades. For a hint of nature inside your home, these shades are a great solution. They’re made from woods, reeds, grasses, and bamboo, and they filter light beautifully. If you need more light and privacy control, simply add a liner.

Pet and Child Safety 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.

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