Hassle-Free and Safe Cordless Window Blinds for Your Home
Make the right choice and go cordless with your blinds and shades. Learn the benefits of Cordless and how to keep your little ones safe without compromising an elegant décor.
Do you already have a window covering with cords? Let us suggest some safety tips. As parents of beloved children, the team at SelectBlinds.com wants to promote safety by sharing some top window blinds and shades safety tips.
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1 Pull all furniture, including beds and cribs, or anything that can be climbed away from the windows.
2 Keep all window covering cords up, and out of the reach of children. Tuck the cord up around the top of the blinds.
3 In any home with small children install only cordless window coverings.
4 Keep pull cords as short as they can functionally be. Any continuous-loop pull cords like those on vertical blinds and cellular shades need to be fixed to the wall or floor.
5 Limit the movement of cords between blinds slats by installing cord stops and adjusting them so they have limited movement. According to the WCSC study, this is a hazard that many Americans are still not aware of.
But parents need to be aware that if the inner-cords on window blinds and shades are loose, a child could pull the cord out enough to fit their head between them and be hurt.