We recently posted about the hazards of dangling cords when it comes to families with small children and pets. But it’s a topic that’s so important, we wanted to add some more information and helpful resources. For example, to learn more about the safety issues, please click one of the following links:
- Window Covering Safety Council
- Window Coverings Manufacturers Association
- American National Standards Institute
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
As you know, window treatments and infants can be a terrible mix. However, today, there is no reason for us to lose another child through “Infant Cord Strangulation.” If you have not updated your functioning window treatments, perhaps it is time. You can order a retrofit kit for older window treatments through the Window Covering Safety Council. Simply call them at 1-800-506-4636 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, another way to retrofit your current window treatments is with a Safe-T-Wand, one of the newest and most cost-effective lifting systems on the market today. There are two options. You can get the fashion wand, which encases hanging, dangling, and strangling cords. Or, for woven wood and Roman shades, get the ProLift™ system, which will lock the strings in place so your children can’t get their head in the cords. Click here to learn more about the Safe-T-Wand retrofit kits and where to buy them.
If you’re buying new products, it’s always best to keep your kids safe by selecting cordless window treatments. The Window Covering Industry uses many methods, including tags, to help communicate the important message of child safety and the potential strangulation hazards of corded window treatments. Furthermore, with the many operating systems from Hunter Douglas, dangerous dangling cords don’t ever have to be an issue. To learn more and download the Hunter Douglas Child Safety brochure, click here http://www.hunterdouglas.com/child-safety
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