Prioritize Safety with Child-Safe Features for Window Treatments

One of the first steps many parents take when expecting a new baby is childproofing. Did you think of the safety of your window treatments when childproofing your home? With October being safety awareness month, we want to take the time to stress the importance of implementing child-safe features for window treatments.

Traditional Corded Treatments Pose a Risk

The US Consumer Safety Commission officially banned the sale of loose cords on window coverings in 2018. Even prior to that, Hunter Douglas was prioritizing safety and now has several ways to make window treatments more safe.

Dangling cords on traditional blinds, unsafe for children
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Why Wait?

Safety is not something we should put on a back burner. Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, especially with curious little ones running around. As a child grows, the risks around the home change. Babies may be more interested in putting dog toys in their mouths or climbing the stairs all day, but toddlers and young children are more mobile so other dangers may arise as they grow.

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What Are the Cordless Options Out There?

We offer two different cordless categories, motorized and manual. Both are full of child-safe features and have their own benefits.

Motorized: Simple touch adjustments & automated control

  • SoftTouch requires a gentle hand nudge on the wand located at the window
  • Smart shades maneuver with smart home integration, remote, voice control, and smart phone/tablet
  • Motorized window treatments adjust with remote control
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Cordless LiteRise®

Manual operation: Blinds AND Window shades that adjust up and down manually by hand.

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EverWood® with PowerView® Automation


Are There Any Safe Cord Options?

We understand that sometimes a corded option may be easier, due to the treatments being hard to reach or tucked behind something. There are a few corded options that have child-safe features:

  • Control with a wand
  • Continuous cord loops (securely fastened)
  • Short, retractable cord
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Pirouette® Shades with Cord Safety: Continuous Cord Loop


Child-Safe Features, We Can Help 

We know that our families prioritize safety amidst their homes, just like we do! Our main goal is to ensure that every home is both safe and comfortable. Contact our team, here at Timan Window Treatments, to get started today with your FREE consultation.