Curtain and blind cord can be a true danger to babies and young kids. kids have been strangled after they got caught in curtain or blind cords. Most of them are under the age of three.
fortunately, child safety are some things that the window coverings industry has seriously self-addressed within the previous few years, and major makers continue to develop new features to make sure the protection of your home.
For concerned parents who would like to have window coverings with no cords at all, please check the following merchandise.
Shutters are always cord-free.
All vertical blinds are available with a single wand operation with no cord or chain.
Cellular shades have cordless and motorized choices.
None of those precautions are 100 percent full-proof, and may not be considered an alternative to direct parental supervising. All cord safety it ultimately the responsibility of the parent.
First and foremost, there is no substitute for direct parental supervision.
NEVER put a crib, bed, high chair or playpen near a window or a patio door where a child can reach the curtain or blind cord and strangle.
If you have blinds with looped cords, you can make them child-safe by cutting the cord and attaching a new tassel to each cut end.
Many products now come with special features which enhance product safety. If you have small children, you'll want to look for these features:
* Break-Thru Safety Tassels break apart and separate when pressure is applied on them. Separated tassles or break-thru tassles, can still be VERY dangerous if the cord is still very long, or has even a small twist in it.
* The Cordless feature eliminates cords altogether. Blinds can be lifted or lowered by hand.
* The Continuous Cord feature uses a pulley-like system with a single cord, keeping the cord loop taut and eliminating dangling cords.
* Motorization features eliminate lift cords through battery operated remote controls. Shades can be lifted and lowered at the touch of a button, and should anything get in its way, the built-in Safety-Stop automatically stops the shade.
In addition to these great options, all of the blinds at Royal Crest use lead-free paint, which is one less danger you'll have to worry about. Some imported vinyl mini blinds contain lead, and when children chew on these blinds, they run the risk of lead poisoning.
No matter what choice is made for your window covering needs, please be careful and make the necessary precautions to help ensure your child's safety.