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Children can quickly become entangled in window covering cords which can lead to strangulation and even death. This can occur when children place their heads through a cord loop, wrap a single long cord around their neck, or pull inner cords out of the window covering. To reduce the risk, opt for cordless lift systems on your window coverings.
Children and corded window coverings don’t mix. Any type of cord, such as cords on the side, inside or back of the window covering poses a potential risk for children. The safest window coverings are ones without cords that you can see or touch. Removing corded window coverings is the best way to keep your children safe. Stop by our showroom to see the full range of cordless window covering options available. For tall or hard-to-reach windows and doors, motorized lift systems may be more suitable than the cordless option.
If you’re unable to remove corded window coverings throughout your household, focus on removing them from your child’s bedroom and other rooms where they play. If you cannot replace your corded window coverings, you can reduce the risk of serious injury by keeping cords up high and out of the reach of children. Until you can replace corded window coverings, make sure to always keep cords out of reach, follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and read all warnings. Never place cribs, beds, and playpens near a window where a child could reach a cord. Do not place any piece of furniture that a child can climb, near a window. Securely attach tension devices supplied with corded window coverings to the wall so children can’t place the cord around their neck. Install a cleat or tie-down device up high on the wall and use it to keep cords out of reach. Never tie knots in cords. Immediately untie any knots that form accidentally. Remove any devices that form dangling loops, whether at the bottom, middle, or top of the cords. For more information, download the child safety brochure from Hunter Douglas below.