Child Safe Window Coverings

Toddler girl peeking out of the window in her house

For parents choosing window coverings, safety for infants, young children and pets is a top priority. Innovative technology has enhanced child safety in window treatments without compromising function or fashion. Expressions At Home in Edmonton offers a huge variety of window coverings that meet industry standards for safety so you can be sure your new window treatments look and function great and have the peace of mind that your family will be safe.

The main component of a window covering that might pose a hazard to young children is a loose cord. That is why Hunter Douglas provides a selection of lifting systems that minimize the risk involving a dangling cord. These window coverings have features like motorized operating systems, cordless manual systems, cord tensioners, retractable lift cords and wand controls. There are plenty of options for types of window coverings that include these kinds of features including: venetian blinds, roller blinds, vertical blinds, pleated and honeycomb blinds, roman shades, panel blinds and roll-up blinds.

Window Coverings Built for Safety, Function & Fashion

Hunter Douglas offers a range of specific child safe lines including LiteRise®, UltraGuide® and PowerView™ Motorization . These lines are available at Expressions At Home, along with many more great options for trendy window treatments that are designed with safety in mind.

Photo: Hunter Douglas LiteRise®

LiteRise® is a cordless system that lets you simply push the covering up with your hand to raise and pull down to lower. Your blinds and shades stay right where you put them without requiring a cord.

UltraGlide® is a revolutionary system that features a unique retractable cord, allowing you to raise and lower your window treatments without unsightly, and sometimes unsafe, dangling external cords.

PowerView™ Motorization is a wireless automated operating system that allows you to control and schedule your Hunter Douglas window treatments from your smartphone, tablet or remote control. Just press a button to lower or raise your window treatments or program them to lower and raise on their own!

Learn more about Hunter Douglas’ Child Safety Standards here.

Window Covering Safety Tips from Expressions At Home

No matter what window coverings you choose for you home, take these safety precautions to ensure they do not pose a risk to your children:

Replace all window coverings with cords, including corded draperies, corded shades, and even window blinds made before 2001. Latest window coverings include safety features like motorization, wand pull, cordless operation and loop control that don’t need cords.

Be very careful of the window treatments in children’s playroom and bedroom. Even with safe window treatments, move all toys, furniture, beds and cribs that can be climbed on, away from windows, to a wall in the room that does not have windows.

When horizontal blinds or shades are lowered, make sure the cords are locked into position.

Use safety features like tensioning devices and cord cleats to enhance the safety of your window treatments.

Keep all window inner lift cords and pull cords away from out of reach of children. Make sure tassel pull cords are short and ensure continuous loop cords are strongly anchored to the wall or floor. Make sure the cord stops are correctly installed and adjusted to restrict movement of inner lift cords.

Looking for Window coverings in Edmonton? Then contact the experts at Expressions At Home or visit their showroom!



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