WHY BUY CORDLESS SHADES?
Child-safe cordless window treatments are the perfect complement for today’s clean, uncluttered interior designs. They are the best choice, too, for homes, classrooms, day-care centers, anywhere young children and pets are present. An add-on feature most retailers charge extra for, SelectBlinds.com is proud to include free cordless on more products than any other company, even popular top down bottom up and trishade styles.
In fact, we’ve been at the forefront of the #gocordless movement since 2015 when we became the first online e-tailer to provide a cordless version of every product we offer, and to provide it at no charge as a standard feature on most. Since then we’ve raised the blind, so to speak, by staying ahead of voluntary industry standards and driving efforts to ensure mandatory compliance with those set by the Window Covering Manufacturers Association in 2018.
Why Are Cordless Blinds Safer than Corded?
Cordless lifts can help prevent needless injury and tragedies. In a study in Pediatrics medical journal, researchers found that nearly one child dies every month and two are injured every day in window blind-related incidents. Entanglement in window blind cords accounted for nearly 12% of all cases and was associated with nearly 80% of hospitalizations and 94% of deaths of children from 1990 to 2015.
Unlike regular corded blinds and shades you raise and lower or open and close with a lift cord, cordless products have a built-in lift mechanism either in the headrail at the top of the product, or in the bottom rail. Using cordless lifts is easy. Depending on the style you choose, you can operate them by hand with a simple push or pull of a handle or on the bottom rail, or with the twist of a wand tilt to open and close slats.
Cordless motorized blinds and shades offer the greatest convenience and safety. Here on selectblinds.com there are several motorization options to choose from, including rechargeable motorized wands, remote controls and WiFi-based controllers that enable you to operate your custom window treatments from an app on your smartphone. Or just ask Alexa!
How to Shop for Cordless Products
If you have children at home, it’s always best to use cordless window coverings. Here’s what to look for.
• Check products for the Certified Best for Kids label here on selectblinds.com and in retail stores when shopping for shades and blinds.
• Join the #GoCordless movement to become better aware of -- and share -- the dangers associated with corded window coverings.
• If you can’t replace all of your corded window coverings with cordless, cut hanging cords as short as possible and secure them with cord cleats. Take additional precautions with safety tassels, breakaway cord consolidators and these other window coverings safety tips to help keep your child from becoming entangled in dangerous, dangling window blind cords in less than 60 seconds.