Window Coverings Safety Awareness

Posted on: October 10, 2013
Tags: Hunter Douglas, Motorization

October Awareness Month

As I was reading through my personal Facebook’s newsfeed and I came across a post that I immediately had to share…

  Anyone willing to post this And leave it on your status for 1 hour?

                 It is Special Education week & Autism and ADHD

                 Awareness month-

                This is in HONOR of all Children Who Struggle everyday…       

I didn’t need to think twice about re-sharing this post and I’m so grateful to all my friends and family who shared it as well. I have personal experience with parents of both Autism and ADHD & I am always awe inspired by their bravery & perseverance. Let’s face it- as parents our children are our passion and we will do anything in our power to protect and help them. 

With that being said in the Window Fashions World October is Window Covering Safety Month! And I want to make sure that all Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and/or relatives of children are aware. Please be sure to pass this along and prevent potential hazards for the children in your lives.

The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging parents and caregivers during October to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords that can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children, and to retrofit or replace them with today’s safer products.  

According to the CPSC, corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and children dying each year from accidentally strangling in window cords. Some of these incidents involve older products that are still in use but don’t have the safety devices or designs instituted in the past decade. 

In addition, the WCSC encourages parents and caregivers to follow these basic cord-safety precautions: 

Move all furniture, cribs, beds and climbable surfaces away from windows.

Keep all window cords well out of the reach of children.

Install only cordless window coverings in homes with young children.

Make sure tasseled pull cords are as short as possible. Continuous-loop pull cords on draperies and vertical blinds should be pulled tight and anchored to the floor or wall.

Be sure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit inner-cord movement.

For more Child-Safe decor ideas and solutions, I'm Your Expert!

Make the Changes Needed To Protect Those Wee-Ones you love!

Cordless & motorized window coverings are not only a safe investment but they will transform the window treatment into an esthetically pleasing alternative. You no longer have to experience those obnoxious & obtrusive long cords hanging down on the floor when your shades are up. We offer many cordless and motorized window coverings to help you make your window coverings safe & beautiful. Read on to find info on a few products and how they work.

Cordless ONE Controls™ ... it's what you don't see! 

Cordless ONE Controls™ is Horizons Window Fashions' exclusive, patented (U.S. Patent #8505607 B2) cordless lift system available on all of our Roman shades including Horizons Natural Woven Shades, Horizons Fabric Roman Shades and Shades of Elegance™ Roman Shades.  

The secret is in the ring! 

Operated by a simple control ring hidden behind the bottom hem, shades with Cordless ONE Controls™ are so reliable, beautiful and easy-to-operate that we know you will agree they are unlike any other cordless system.

 ...and you won't see any tangled cords! 

With Cordless ONE Controls™ you never have to worry about ugly tangled cords ever again!


As Always… A good Day Starts and ends with beautiful Window Treatments and Happy Clients! Here’s to wishing you a good day! 

Tina M. Engdahl, Designer

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