Product Safety FAQ
Older corded window coverings may have looped pull cords or accessible inner cords that could pose a strangulation risk to small children. In addition, tasseled pull cords need to be as short as possible so they are well out of the reach of children. Parents and caregivers are urged to check their corded window coverings for potential cord hazards and to retrofit or replace them with today’s safer products. Government safety officials and the WCSC recommend that only cordless window treatments be used in homes with infants and young children.
The best way to ensure you have child safe window treatments is to go cordless.
There are free kits available to help prevent the danger of sagging or looping cords, but the best solution for child safety is to use cordless window coverings.
The best option in window coverings in homes with smal children are cordless options. Cellular shades, roller shades and roman shades are all cordless options. Some roman shades have cords on the back of the shades, so be aware of this.