{window treatment wednesday: national window covering safety month}


Child-proof your home with these window treatment tips.

Cordless window treatments.October is National Window Covering Safety Month, making it the perfect time to highlight the unintentional threat window cords are in a home with young children or pets. Cords pose the potential to become a strangulation hazard. Nationwide, 549 children have died as a result of becoming tangled in blind cords. Keep your family safe by choosing from these cordless window treatment options.

Cordless window treatment options.

The window treatment industry has made many strides on lifting mechanisms that are not hazardous. There are cordless mechanisms for almost everything. Motorization serves as an option, which can be hardwired or battery operated. Hirshfield’s offers the full line of Hunter Douglas motorized options. The most popular is the PowerRise 2.1 system. These systems are available with the iPad application and can be controlled from the device inside the home.

Vertical applications have adapted and advanced as well. Most verticals have the option of a traveling wand. The traveling wand eliminates the long cord and chain that was commonly made on verticals. Horizons window fashions makes one such product called Averte.  Averte is a Natural Shade product that travels across a track. There are no operable cords on the system to put your child at risk, it is all done by hand.

There are window treatment options with cords that are still safe. Hunter Douglas features a lifting system called UltraGlide, a retractable cord system. Additionally the Hunter Douglas Break-Thru Safety Tassel actually breaks apart if there is too much pressure on the cord. The wider a shade, the more cords that are required to make it. Some shades will have four cords that all meet at the tassel and the lift cord. With the breakaway tassel, if those cords get pulled to the point where a head may fit through, the Break-Thru Safety Tassel will separate for ensured safety.

Cordless remains a recommended option, and child-safe and pet-safe CORDLESS LIFTING SYSTEMS are available on these Hunter Douglas window fashions:

  • Silhouette Window Shadings
  • Vignette Modern Roman Shades
  • Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades

Hunter Douglas is also offering REBATES of $100 or more on select beautiful window fashions — and for a limited time, Hirshfield’s will professionally install your new Hunter Douglas Window Fashions.

Two ways to save. Rebates and free installation – but only for a limited time. Plus, now through November 4th receive a free, cordless lifting system upgrade on select Hunter Douglas products…perfect for families with young children.

Your family’s safety is a concern of ours too! Choose fashionable, functional, and safe window treatments for your home. The experts at Hirshfield’s will help you choose the perfect ones.

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

3 Responses to “{window treatment wednesday: national window covering safety month}”

  1. {window treatment wednesday: window coverings for the nursery} | Hirshfield's Color Club Says:

    […] treatment,” says Scarrella. “If a crib or bed is next to the window, stay clear of cords. Think cordless, cordless, cordless!” As horrible a thought as it is, cords are strangulation hazards. Scary! The good news is that […]

  2. {installing window treatments safely} | Hirshfield's Color Club Says:

    […] installing your beautiful new window coverings, we want to make sure that you’re careful and staying safe. Did you know that falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury in the U.S.? They […]

  3. {window treatment solutions} | Hirshfield's Color Club Says:

    […] children and pets. The cordless feature in the motorized blinds and shades completely solves this window treatment safety threat and it just looks neater. This technology is especially nice now with our Fashion in Motion […]


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