What transforms a house into a home? Well, a lot of things. Each home is different to the family that resides within it. At the top of the list, however, is safety. When you fall asleep at night, or when you let your little one run play within your home, you want to know that your child will be safe. If you have blinds with cords, that safety might be at risk. Don’t spend time worrying! There’s a simple solution to this problem–cordless blinds. Continue reading to find out exactly what that means…
How Are Blind Cords A Problem?
You might be wondering, “What’s the problem with blind cords?” As a parent or grandparent, you know better than anyone how wild a child’s imagination can be. For a child, the cord–used to move the blinds up and down–can be seen as a lasso, leash, and even a necklace. While most of the time this imagination is harmless, when it comes to blind cords, it can lead to serious injuries or fatalities.
As of December 2018, the US government Consumer Product Safety Commission put regulations on products, after deeming the dangling cords from window treatments a hazard.
Get Rid Of Hazardous Blind Cords
The safety of your child should be a priority, and Hunter Douglas understands this. By making child safety a priority years ago, Hunter Douglas has some options to help you get rid of hazardous blind cords. Let’s take a look.
Getting rid of cord blinds, sounds easy right? Well, it is. With cordless blinds and shades, the dangers of cord blinds are gone. With the LiteRise system, your window coverings are now cord and hassle-free. Simply push or pull the bottom rail and the adjustments occur with the movement.
Motorized shades are the best of both worlds. While being of the utmost convenience, they also put safety back at the top of your list.
Another great cordless option is plantation shutters. This window treatment offers the safety of cordless window coverings with the popular styling of shutters. Plus, with the long-lasting durability that’s ensured with Hunter Douglas shutters, they are designed to stay framed with strength at your windows, preventing possible accidents.
Window Coverings and Cord Safety
Keeping your child safe is always a parent’s top priority. Even when it comes to windows that are tricky to control without cords, the safety of your child remains a priority. If your windows are behind furniture or in hard-to-reach spots, they still might need cords, but risking your child’s safety isn’t something you want to do. That’s where cord-safe window coverings come in handy.
One of our newer operating systems, Soft Touch, is just what you need. Soft Touch gives control right at the window, with the individual motorized control of a lightweight wand. Simple and safe, just tap the wand up or gently tug for automatic control. You might be wondering, “What happens if you pull too hard?” The answer is simple. Magnets that hold it together will detach.
How about fastening cords in place? We offer cord tensioners that fasten continuous cord loops right into the window frame. Another option to help keep the safety of your child, they operate with the ease of regular cords, without the dangers of dangling.
Last, but not least, is UltraGlide. A type of window covering that allows for the safety to keep your little ones away from cords. With UltraGlide, the cord retracts as you use it, meaning that no matter what adjustments you’re making, the cord always stays short.
All of this might leave you wondering, “What’s the point? I could just tie up the cords and toss them to the top of my window frame.” While that might be true–yet not necessarily foolproof for safety, how will you adjust your blinds? With the options above, cords are guaranteed to stay out of harm’s way, and you’ll be able to easily adjust your window coverings throughout the day.
We’re Here To Help!
Being a parent or grandparent isn’t an easy task. And, it’s even more challenging when you have to think about keeping your home safe as your kids grow. Our team at Bazaar Home Decorating understands this and wants to help take away some of that stress. We’d love to help you make your Milwaukee area home safer for your little ones. Visit our showroom to see and experience the operating systems on full-size displays. Contact us for your FREE at-home appointment where we can help you decide the perfect cord-free or child safety features for your windows.