Childproofing your window covering.
Window covering safety is an issue that is overlooked by
consumers. Cords on window coverings can contribute to fatal accidents.
Here is an unsettling fact: every year, about 50 children in the
U.S. are injured or killed by strangulation involving
window-covering cords. We don’t have the stats on pets, but they
are victims, too.
child and pets could be in danger around your window covering.
1. Most children (93%) who get hurt on window blind cords are 3
yrs. old, and under.
2. Currently, fatality stats are averaging 1 (ONE) child death
3. Most (80%) of incidents are caused from older products which
do not meet current standards.
According to The
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,
these scenarios can pose a serious risk of strangulation:
- If a child's neck gets caught between the exposed inner
cord and the fabric on the backside of a blind
- If a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around
- In roll-up blinds, the lifting loop can slide off the
side of the blind, and a child's neck becomes entangled on
the free-standing loop
- If a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop
and the roll-up blind material
- If the window shade has looped bead chains or nylon
cords, install tension devices to keep the cord taut
Children Can Strangle On Curtain And Blind Cords
A cord cleat is a simple device that allows a homeowner to wrap
excess cord around the prongs, keeping it contained. When
installed high above a child's reach, cord cleats are an
effective way to control unruly cords and prevent tangled cord.
Curtain and blind cord can be a real danger to babies and young
children. Children have been strangled when they got caught in
curtain or blind cords. Most of them are under the age of 3.
Fortunately, child safety is something that the window coverings
industry has seriously addressed within the last few years, and
major manufacturers continue to develop new features to ensure
the safety of your home.
The Break-Thru safety tassel was designed to prevent children
and pets from injuring themselves if caught in the blind cords.
Holds up to 4 cords per tassel. Update your old tassels with the
new safety tassel. Designed to separate if your child or your
cat comes entangled with the cord. We all know how cats like to
play with the window treatment cord, just hanging there for them
to play with. If you window treatment, come with a cord loop you
should use a Cord Loop Spring-Loaded Tension Pulley install your
anchored device on the side of the window or the bottom still of
Protect Your Children
Be aware that it is possible for children to strangle in
window covering cords. To reduce the occurrence of accident,
all cords must be kept out of the reach of children. Cord
cleats are an effective way to anchor to cord so it is out
of the reach of the children.
Cleat means a device that has a
bar with arms around which a cord can be wound, and that can
be attached to a wall or other structure.
Cord means a rope, strap, string,
chain, line or wire used to manipulate a corded internal
Every year across the country children are seriously hurt
or killed from falling out of up open window. When the
weather gets warm we need the window open and let in fresh
air. Here are some suggestions to help keep your children
- Open windows from the top only.
- Do not rely on screens to keep your child from
falling out the window, they are not strong enough.
- Install window guards that you can purchase at your
local hardware store.
- Installing window fan that fits across the bottom of
the window, lock the top of window to prevent it from
opening any further.
Safety Features Keep Your Family Safe
All drapery cords should be secured to a
tension pulley. A cord
tensioner devices used to anchor the cord to the
Sash : In window terms the frame of the window or
side of the window. Attached your cord loop or chain to
the tensioner device to help make your children and pets
safe in their home.
Cords are kept at a constant length so they don't puddle
on floor when blind or shade is raised and are held taut
by a safety hold-down bracket.
Cords are anchored to wall, keeping them out
of reach of children and pets.
Cleverly designed system combines two popular options
into one — shade lowers from the top or raises from the
bottom without the use of exterior cords.
None of these precautions are 100% full-proof, and should not be
considered an alternative to direct parental supervision. All
cord safety it ultimately the responsibility of the parent.
If you are looking for Cord Cleats, Cord Tensioner or
Break-Away Tassels. We can help you to
make your home safer for your children and pets. We have all the
latest new tensioner devices and new safety products to help
make your children and pets safe in their home. For more
information on window covering safety blind cord cleat and blind
cord safety tassel.
Cord Loop Tensioner
Pull Tassel Replacement
|Use cord loop tensioner
to increase child safety. Wrap cords around the cord
loop tensioner to keep cords out of reach.
||Break-Away Tassels are
specially designed is split in half when under pressure.
Safety is Our Primary Concern!
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