BE A SAFETY SMART WINDOW COVERING CONSUMER

MAKE CHILD SAFETY YOUR #1 CONSIDERATION

WHEN SELECTING WINDOW COVERINGS

When the cords/chain loops on window coverings are accessible to young children a potential strangulation hazard exists Any free hanging or exposed cord/chain loops is potentially dangerous. Cordless blinds & shades, and other solutions are now available to minimize this risk

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BE ALERT FOR STRANGULATION HAZARDS IN YOUR HOME

 

Continuous-Chain loops are popular operating control systems for shades & blinds.

All chain loop products come with chain tensioners (aka Hold Down Devices)

that are pre-attached to the chain.

The tensioners must be installed properly to assure proper function of the

shade/blind, and to minimize the risk of child entanglement.

The window covering industry has developed a certification program

to help consumers identify child-safe window coverings.

Qualifying products for Best for KidsTM

 include those that have NO cords OR have inaccessible inner cords.

 If accessible inner cords are present in products with no operating cords,

the accessible inner cords cannot create a hazardous loop

or create a potential wrap around hazard.

 

Visit the Window Covering Safety Council website for more information about the

Best for KidsTM program:

https://windowcoverings.org/best-for-kids/

 

Cordless Cellular Shades (Single Cell, Double Cell, light filtering, blackout etc.)

Top-Down Bottom-Up Cordless Cellular Shades

Cordless Pleated Shades

Top-Down Bottom-Up Cordless Pleated Shades

Cordless Blinds (Aluminum, Faux Wood, Wood, 1” 2” etc.)

Cordless Roman Shades

Cordless Magnetic Roman Shades

Cordless Banded Fabric Roller Shades

Cordless Woven Wood Shades

 

 

STEPS YOU CAN TAKE NOW TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF YOUR WINDOW COVERINGS:

Go to the WCSC website to learn about CHILD PROOFING A ROOM:

https://windowcoverings.org/child-proofing-a-room/

OLDER WINDOW COVERINGS:

If replacement of old window coverings is not possible or practical,

retrofit cord kits are available from the WCSC:

https://windowcoverings.org/retrofit-your-windows/