Did you know that many types of window treatment (especially those made more than 20 years ago) are a hazard to children and pets? Since 1995, the window treatment industry has been focused on reducing the dangers that are posed by looped window treatments. For years here at Window Treats, we’ve helped customers from throughout the New Jersey and NYC areas select safe and stylish window treatments.
Warding off Hidden Dangers
Children are naturally curious, and they’re often drawn toward windows and window treatments. As a Hunter Douglas window fashions dealer, we carry a wide variety of stylish window treatments designed with safety in mind. From cordless manual and motorized operating systems to retractable lift cords, cord tensioners, and wand controls, we offer a wide array of innovative lift-system options for enhanced child and pet safety as well as especially easy operation.
Steps to Take
To ensure that your window treatments don’t pose a threat to children and pets:
- Convert to newer window treatments or retrofit your old ones, particularly those made before 2001. More recently produced window coverings include safety features such as loop control, cordless operation, wand pull, and motorization that don’t require cords.
- Keep all window pull cords and inner lift cords out of the reach of children. Keep tassel pull cords short, and ensure that continuous-loop cords are permanently anchored to the floor or wall. Ensure that cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit movement of inner lift cords.
- Use safety features such as cord cleats and tensioning devices.
- When horizontal blinds or shades are lowered, ensure that the cords are locked into position.
- Be particularly conscious of the window coverings in children’s bedrooms and play areas. Move all cribs, beds, furniture, and toys that can be climbed on away from windows, preferably to another wall.
Window Treatment Products
With our extensive selection of child-safe contemporary styles, you’re sure to find the perfect choice for every room in your home. One of our most popular products with a focus on child safety is our Vignette® Modern Roman Shades. Constructed without rear cords, these stylish and versatile window shades offer safe operation and an aesthetically pleasing design. Other child-safe products include Silhouette® Window Shadings, Natural Elements™ Blinds, Skyline® Gliding Window Panels, Luminette® Privacy Sheers, Provenance® Woven Wood Shades, Pirouette® Window Shadings, Nantucket™ Window Shadings, Applause® Honeycomb Shades, and more.
For More Information On Child Safety
Look through our child safety brochure for more information about the innovative operating system options available on individual Hunter Douglas product collections. And, for more information and repair kits for older Hunter Douglas window covering products, please visit The Window Covering Safety Council website.
Alustra Window Treatments in Cherry Hill, NJ
Window Treats, Inc. is service-oriented business specializing in custom shades, blinds and draperies. We serve residential & commercial customers throughout New Jersey & New York, including Allenhurst, Brooklyn, Cherry Hill, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Elberon, Englewood, Fair Haven, Freehold, Holmdel, Little Silver, Locust, Long Branch, Manalapan, Manhattan, Marlboro, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Monroe, New Brunswick, Oakhurst, Ocean Township, Rumson, Spring Lake, Teaneck. Contact us for a consultation!