New Safety Standards

Did you know that cords on blinds and shades are one of the largest household dangers to children?

December 15, 2018, became the compliance date for a new safety standard that requires the vast majority of window covering products sold in the United States and Canada to be cordless or have inaccessible cords in an effort to reduce the strangulation risk to small children.

The Risks

For years I have been saying to clients how dangerous hanging cords from blinds and shades are to children and pets.

infographic with stats on cord safety

Go Cord Free!

Since it’s the end of the year, and we have spent time at the homes of our families, friends or at an air b&b somewhere, I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone how¬†DANGEROUS¬†hanging cords from blinds and shades are to children and your pets.

For more safety information and free window cord retrofit kits go to www.window coverings.org.

Want to know more?

Please read this article explaining why corded shades are no longer an option because too many young lives have been lost. And, tell all of your friends about this so they can make sure they also will be protecting their children.

Be Safe!

Get your shades and blinds retrofitted today!

baby's room with soft green roman shades