Thought About Child-Safe Features?

A huge task when a child is in your home is making sure they are safe. Whether it’s yours, a friend’s, a neighbor’s, or a family member’s–it’s important. October is safety awareness month. Everyone is busy discussing child-safe features for fire safety, cordless blinds, and everything in-between.

Cords & Safety

In 2018, the US Consumer Safety Commission banned companies from selling loose window covering cords. Although that was not that long ago, Hunter Douglas was implementing child-safe features way before then.

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The Time is Now

Take action immediately to make your home safer now because accidents can happen no matter the age. Children and pets need to be kept safe even as they grow. Families tend to only “baby proof” instead of “childproof.” Blocking outlet covers and staying out of the dog bowl is only the beginning. It’s the older kids who are more mobile that use the coffee table as a launch pad and can get tangled in cords.

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What Are My Cordless Options?

Motorized & Manual are the two types of cordless categories:

Motorized: Simple touch adjustments & automated control

  • Smart shades maneuver with smart home integration, remote, voice control, and smart phone/tablet
  • Motorized window treatments adjust with remote control
  • SoftTouch requires a gentle hand nudge on the wand located at the window
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Everwood® Alternative Blinds adjusted with iPad control

Manual operation: Blinds AND Window shades adjust up and down manually by hand.

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Are There Safe Cords?

Sometimes, having a cord on your window coverings needs to happen. Which are safe?

  • Wand control
  • Continuous cord loops (fastened securely in place)
  • Short, retractable cord
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Pirouette® Shades with Cord Safety: The UltraGlide® retractable cord system

Time for Child-Safe Features

No time like the present to make your home in tip top shape with child-safe features. Our Blue Sky Shutters and Shades team wants to give you the help to conquer that and more. Let us help keep your family safe! Contact us today for a FREE design consultation today.