Child Safe Blinds

Child Safe Blinds are an important consideration for anyone with small children or even pets.  It is important that your whole family enjoys their custom window treatments with peace of mind. To help make your home an environment where your children can grow and explore accident-free, here are a few safety tips to consider when choosing window treatments.

  • Beware of long dangling cords.  Choose child-safe lift systems: Cord free, Wand control, Hunter Douglas Ultraglide or Vertiglide.  Invest in custom Shutters or motorize your shades for both safety and convenience.
  • Secure or eliminate cord loops.  There are built-in safety features across all our product lines that have cords.  Breakaway tassels, cord tensioners and cord cleats are just a few.  If your blinds or shades feature cord tensioners, be sure they are secured to the wall or window frame.
  • Get free window retrofit kits for older windows by contacting the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) at 1-800-506-4636, info@windowcoverings.org. Visit www.windowcoverings.org. for more information.
  • Remove climbing hazards.  Children are not only natural explorers and love to climb. Furniture may provide easy access to windows, cords, and other potentially dangerous situations. This is why it is so important not to put a chair or other object near a window with dangling cords.

If you are moving into a new home or if it is time to redecorate, it is best if you furnish your home with new window treatments that already have safety features built in.  For more information on any of our window covering solutions, please call Aloha Blinds & Designs at (541) 317-4684.