Child-Safe Features: Where to Start

Child-safe features at window fashions of texas San Antonio, TX

October is Safety Awareness Month in the United States. We take safety very seriously here at Window Fashions of Texas. Our team wanted to share child-safe features that can elevate the safety around your home.

 

The Dangers of Cords

Corded window treatments pose a dangerous risk to young children, and even pets. It’s important to eliminate the risk of traditional blind cords all together. In 2018, the US Consumer Safety Commission banned loose cords on window treatments. And, even before that, Hunter Douglas was taking precaution and implementing new, safer, ways to control shades and blinds. Cordless options are a great go-to for any home with little ones.

Corded window treatments dangerous to children
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Child-Safe Features for Everyone

Children move quickly! That doesn’t come as a surprise to any of us. With their active imaginations, the simplest of things can instantly become a danger. Adding child-safe features around the home is key to preventing accidents from occurring in the first place.

Playroom with child-safe features on window treatments
Applause® Honeycomb Shades

 

Two Ways to Do Cordless

When it comes to cordless window treatments, manual and motorized are two different paths you can take.

Manual operation: Window shades AND blinds adjust simply by hand, up and down.

manual control of cordless window coverings in San Antonio
Provenance® Woven Wood Shades with LiteRise®

Motorized: Include both automated control & simple touch adjustments.

  • Remote controlled motorized window treatments
  • Smart shades can be adjusted with voice control, remote, smart phone, tablet, or smart home system
  • SoftTouch simply requires a gentle nudge or tug on the included wand
automated shades app
EverWood® Alternative Wood Blinds, PowerView® Automation with iPad control

If a Cord Is Required, We Have Safe Options!

Sometimes there isn’t a way to avoid corded treatments. That’s why we are happy to announce we have three corded options that still offer child-safe features:

  • Wand control at the window
  • Short, retractable cords 
  • Continuous cord loops (securely fastened in place)
Continuous cord loop, a safe way to have blinds with cords.
Pirouette® Shades with Cord Safety: Continuous Cord Loop

Let’s Add Extra Safety to Your Home Today

One thing all parents have in common is that the well-being of their children is the top priority. Adding child-safe features around your windows? It’s just one more way you can add extra safety measures and peace of mind around your home! Our team is always here to help, contact us today for your FREE consultation.