- Install only cordless window coverings in young children’s bedrooms and play areas. Replace window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with today’s safer products.
- Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords, preferably to another wall.
- Keep all window pull cords and inner lift cords out of the reach of children. Make sure that tasseled pull cords are short and continuous-loop cords are permanently anchored to the floor or wall. Make sure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit movement of inner lift cords.
- Lock cords into position whenever horizontal blinds or shades are lowered, including when they come to rest on a windowsill.
Hunter Douglas offers numerous alternatives to double or loop cords on window treatments. PowerRise is a motorized lifting system that is battery operated. Ultraglide is a lifting system which has only a single cord in which the shade is lifted by using a pumping action on the cord. Lite-rise touch system is the touch of a hand. Simple touch the easy grip handle to raise and lower the shade.
Visit Hunter Douglas website to read more details regarding these innovative lifting systems.