Child Safety Tips
Basic Window Treatment & Cord Childproofing
When installing window treatments,
cordless blinds and shades are the best option for homeowners with small
children. Remember to check all window treatments periodically to make sure
they are in good working order.
- Install only cordless blinds
and shades in young children’s bedrooms and other sleeping areas.
- Replace window blinds, corded
shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with safer products made in
the last few years.
- Move all cribs, beds, toys
and furniture away from windows and window cords.
- Keep all window pull cords
and inner lift cords out of the reach of children.
- Make sure tasseled pull cords
are secured with a cord cleat and continuous-loop cords are permanently
anchored to the floor or wall.
- Make sure cord stops are
properly installed and adjusted to limit the movement of inner lift cords.
- Lock cords into position
whenever horizontal blinds or shades are lowered, including when they come
to rest at a windowsill.
- Never mount products with
accessible back cords, such as Roman or woven wood shades, within the
reach of children.