Safer for kids
If you have children or pets, you take every measure to ensure your home is as safe as possible. But did you know that the cords on blinds and shades pose one of the biggest household hazards to your little ones? Blinds.com is here to help you find the right solution to make your windows safer!
Blinds.com offers a range of products that are safer for kids, or that can be made safer for kids by upgrading to a cordless or motorized lift system.
Choose cordless blinds or shades Check window coverings for exposed cords that could pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. Replace corded window coverings with safer cordless products. Draperies, shutters and cordless cellular and roller shades are a few preferred options. Shop Our Safer For Kids Collection to find the perfect replacement.
Keep cords out of sight and out of reach If you cannot install newer products, ensure that all window cords are out of sight and reach, and that they are inaccessible to young children. You can also order a free window cord retrofit kit from www.windowcoverings.org.
Prevent access to cords Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords, preferably to another wall. These items could act as unintentional "step stools" that allow a child to reach a window or cord.
Pull it tight! Continuous-loop pull cords should be pulled tight and anchored to the floor or wall with a tension device.
Properly install your window coverings Be sure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit movement on inner cords on blinds and shades.
Safer for Children
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New Child Safety Standards - Effective December 2018
In 2018 the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) decided on new standards for child safety, to go into effect by December 15, 2018. The new guidelines state that cords on any custom-made window covering cannot be longer than 40% the height of the window covering, unless the customer specifically requests a custom cord length.
Bottom Rail Label For All Corded Blinds and Shades
Child safety is of utmost importance to Blinds.com, and all our products align with the new WCMA standards. While these new guidelines are an improvement in child safety, we strongly advise you choose a cordless or motorized lift system for your window covering if you have children or pets in the home.
Always check the Child Safety section on our product pages to determine if your product is safer for kids.