SelectBlinds supports Safe Kids Day and Window Covering Safety Month because, as parents of small children, child safety is our top priority. Every product we sell is compliant with CPSC safety standards. Cordless window coverings are the safest choice if you have children or pets in the home. However, if you’ve purchased corded window coverings, cord cleats should be included, which help protect children from dangling cords. Unfortunately, because the cord cleat is not essential to the operation of the product, it is often overlooked during installation or corded window coverings.
In early 2014, we saw the tragic deaths of four children due to preventable window covering cord accidents. The loss of a single child is too many, so we are taking our commitment to safety one step further. On April 1st, 2016, SelectBlinds became the first custom window coverings retailer to offer 100% cordless on all products. We’re taking a stand, and we invite you to stand with us to help prevent injuries and save lives.
Want to find out more about our child safety efforts? Here’s how we’re making a difference:
Safe Kids Day 2014
SelectBlinds is proud to be a sponsor of Safe Kids Day. Safe Kids and SelectBlinds share a commitment to helping families stay healthy and thrive. Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to keep kids safe from preventable injuries. Working in 600 communities in the United States and with partners in 27 countries, Safe Kids’ goal is to prevent childhood injuries and deaths from car crashes, drownings, fires, and window covering cords. Since 1988, Safe Kids has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from preventable injury by 55%. We’re proud to team up with Safe Kids Day so we can spread the word, educate families, and better protect children everywhere. Safer homes start with more informed adults. Let it start with you.
Free Cord Cleats
For ultimate child safety, we recommend cordless window coverings. However, if you have corded blinds or shades, you can make them safer for children by simply using cord cleats. Cord cleats are installed right into your wall or window frame, and they enable you to consolidate the excess cord, keeping it out of the reach of children. Cord cleats are provided with every corded product order at SelectBlinds.com. If you did not receive cord cleats with your order, please call our customer service team at (888) 257-1840. Every consumer can make their homes safer.