Do cords dangle from your windows as low as three feet from the floor?
As unlikely as it may seem, basic household items like dangling cords from windows can be life-threatening to young children and pets, presenting a strangulation risk.
Cordless window treatments are the safest option for children and pets. When custom-ordering window treatments, home owners can pair their favorite blind or shade with their preferred operating system.
For more information about your child-safe operating system options, read on!
Cordless Window Treatments are the safest option for children and pets. Hunter Douglas' Cordless Operating Systems Include:
Use your fingers to raise or lower the window covering.
Hunter Douglas Parkland® Classics™ Wood Blinds with LiteRise®. Material: Basswood, Color: Prairie.
Raise and lower from the bottom rail. SimpleLift™ is a value priced alternative to the LiteRise® system.
Hunter Douglas Distinctions™ with SimpleLift™. Material: Alternative Wood, Color: Parchment.
Push and pull to open and close. Ideal for side-to-side openings such as sliding glass doors.
Hunter Douglas Applause® Cellular Blind with Vertiglide™. Fabric/Material: Coastal, Color: Espresso.
Cordless: Wand Control
A sleek wand that controls all functions and replaces operating cords on some vertically oriented window coverings.
Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers with Traveling Wand™.
Hunter Douglas Palm Beach™ Shutters with TruView™ Rear Tilt Bar. Material: Polysatin™. Color: Bright White.
Hunter Douglas Duette® Ultraglide® Wand. Duette® Honeycomb shades.
Operating systems with cords can meet the most basic child and pet-safety standards so long as the cord is not free-hanging or low to the ground.
This combo function has both tilt and traverse functions built into one control that keeps cords taut and out of the reach of children.
Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers with Combination Wand Cord.
Designed with spring tension and a bracket, it holds looped cords tight to reduce the risk of child entanglement.
Hunter Douglas Chain Tassel and Cord Tensioner.
If you have older window fashions with cords you can order a free retrofit kit through The Window Covering Safety Council:
General Safety Guidelines by The Window Covering Safety Council:
The Window coverings industry uses warning tags and labels to communicate the potential hazards of corded window coverings. Look for the Best for Kids™ certification label for the safest options.
Hunter Douglas strives to design products that are not only beautiful but also child and pet-safe. To learn more about child safe window treatment operating systems, click here to watch our video.
JCLicht’s window treatment specialists are available to help you choose the best Hunter Douglas window treatment and operating system for your needs, and they can answer any questions you have about the compatibility of your favorite options.SCHEDULE A FREE HOME CONSULTATION FIND YOUR JC LICHT LOCATION