Child safety is a concern to everyone.  Children are naturally curious and like to explore new things.  Sometimes children explore window treatments, especially the operating cords.  It is important to realize that window treatment operating cords can be potentially hazardous.  Please read the following paragraphs from the Hunter Douglas Product Reference Guide regarding Child Safety.

“At Hunter Douglas, dedication to child safety serves as the inspiration behind the development of new and improved technologies. We are always working to enhance the safety of our products and to educate our consumers on the importance of child safety. One of our top priorities has been designing products that not only beautify your windows and home décor, but also incorporate features for enhanced child and pet safety.

The valuable safety systems Hunter Douglas offers are second nature to dealers but are sometimes unknown or not clearly understood by consumers. Helping your customers understand the safety features available on our products is an important part of the selling process.

As a Hunter Douglas dealer, it is critical that you follow the Hunter Douglas guidelines on the use of our child safety devices. Be sure to discuss this with the homeowner at the point of sale and also at the time of installation.”

Here is a list of operating features and systems that make Hunter Douglas products safer.  (From the Hunter Douglas Product Reference Guide)

Breakaway Cord Stop — For Top-Down/Bottom-Up honeycomb, pleated and woven wood shades, Duolite™ honeycomb shades and Privacy/View pleated shades.

Cordless Lifting System — Spring-like clutch lifting system with decorative pulls to raise and lower roller shades.

LiteRise® — Cordless operating system eliminates pull cords; raises and lowers shades or blinds with the touch of a finger.

PermAssure® Safety Wand — Features a single control that replaces the chain and cord on select Hunter Douglas custom vertical blinds.

PowerRise®, PowerGlide® and PowerTilt™ — Proprietary motorized wireless control systems for lifting and tilting a variety of Hunter Douglas window coverings.

Shutters — No cords.

Traveling Wand™ — Cordless single wand control traverses privacy sheers and rotates the vanes.

UltraGlide® — Retractable cord system to make cords less accessible to children because the pull cord remains at a constant length.

Universal Cord Tensioner — All Hunter Douglas products with continuous cord loops or beaded cord loops also include a cord tensioner for safer operation. In accordance with the revised American National Standard for
Safety of Corded Window Covering Products, the cord tensioner requires correct mounting for the product to operate properly. The cord tensioner should not be modified in any way.

Vertiglide™ — Ideal cordless choice for sliding glass or French doors.

Wired Motorized Systems — Many Hunter Douglas window fashions offer a motorized option that can be operated from a home automation system.

“Young children can STRANGLE in cord loops and beaded cord loops. They can also wrap cords around their necks and STRANGLE.

Always keep cords out of the reach of children.

Move cribs, playpens and other furniture away from cords. Children can climb furniture to get to cords.”

Please call Beyond Blinds Inc. (630-232-9901) if you have any child safety concerns with the window treatment products in your home.  We would love to show you solutions to any issues you may have.