If you have children at home, but can't replace your window treatments with cordless blinds or shades, Blinds.com has a few tips to make your home safer.
If you have children at home, but can't replace your window treatments with cordless blinds or shades, we have a few tips to make your home safer.
Tip 1: Make sure all window cords are out of sight and out of reach of children. You can visit windowcoverings.org/ to order a free window cord retrofit kit for corded blinds.
Tip 2: It's also important to arrange your furniture for safety. Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from walls with windows and cords. Children could use these as a step stool to reach window cords.
Tip 3: Do you have window treatments with continuous loop cords? Be sure to anchor these taut to the wall or floor with the included tensioning device.
Tip 4: Verify that your blinds are properly installed. Move your headrail back and forth, side to side to make sure that it can’t slip out of the brackets.
Tip 5: Be sure that cord stops are in their proper place. If they are too low, they can allow blinds cords to fall slack and form a hazardous loop.
Give these tips a try to make your home even safer for kids. If you have questions about window covering safety, or are ready to upgrade to cordless, we're here to help! You can reach us on social media, email, Livechat, or over the phone. Go to Blinds.com to find out how to contact us.