{safe window coverings}

When you’re decorating a room you want to pay special attention to your windows. Your window coverings need to provide the amount of privacy you want and still look great in your room. But there’s one more thing to remember – safety.

October is Window Covering Safety Month.  It’s a month dedicated to increasing everyone’s knowledge of the danger window cords can pose to young children and pets. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are 120 reported fatalities and 113 injuries caused by corded window coverings since 1999.

There are many cordless options available right now for your home that will fit right into your design. We featured the LiteRise system in our blog over the summer. It lets you raise and lower your shades or blinds with just the touch of a finger and eliminates any dangling cords in your home. Right now, when you buy blinds at Hirshfield’s, you can get a free upgrade for the child-safe LiteRise cordless lifting system. LiteRise is available on several Hunter Douglas window fashions.

If you do have corded blinds or shades in your home, make sure those cords are secured tightly and out of the reach of little hands.Hirshfield’s has more on safety in your home with children on our website.

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