Child-Proof Window Treatments

Child-Proof Window Treatments

463946_blinding_lightWhen deciding on window treatments, color and style should not be the only thoughts that cross a consumer’s mind.  Child safety should also be a major factor.  Each year children are injured or die in tragic accidents after being strangled in window blind cords.  In order to prevent these tragedies window treatment manufacturers have responded to safety concerns with many innovative solutions and new products.  Below is a brief description of the many products and options available to keep your children and pets safe.

Plantation Shutters
Plantation shutters are a growing trend that will keep your window treatments child-proof.  Shutters come in a variety of materials; vinyl, composite, and wood.  Each of these materials offers quality construction that will add depth, beauty, and safety to your home.

Another way to eliminate cord hazards:  Motorize your window treatments.  This option is a battery operated remote control system that allows you to raise and lower shades at the touch of a button.  In addition to their safety advantages, these battery-powered shades are especially helpful on high windows that are out of reach.  This option is available with pleated shades, honeycomb shades, roller shades, roman shades, and sheer shadings.

Cordless Option
The cordless option is available with faux wood blinds, wood blinds, mini blinds, pleated shades, and honeycomb shades.  All you need to raise a blind is the touch of a hand.  A hidden control system keeps the shade or blind in a constant state of balance.  Simply touch the bottom rail to raise and lower.  The products that offer this option also have enhanced safety, convenience, and complete light control.  Ease of operation is a benefit for every member of the family.

Break-Thru® Safety Tassel
The safety tassel is designed to break open under pressure should a child or pet become entangled in the cord loop.  It is standard feature on all Hunter Douglas horizontal blinds.

Safety Wand
Vertical blinds outfitted with a safety wand eliminate looped pull cords completely, replacing them with a wand that remains safely out of a toddler’s reach.  Vertical blinds also add energy efficiency, privacy, and UV protection for furnishings.

So when you are deciding on your next window treatment purchase, please keep these child-proof window treatments in mind.

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