If you have a small child in your life, the most important thing to consider is their safety from all the potential dangers of items around your home. You’ve child-proofed all the cabinets, placed covers on every single electrical outlet, and even learned first aid and CPR in case of emergency. With those checked off your list, now may be time to examine your window coverings.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and The Window Covering Safety Council recently has issued a massive recall of more than 50 million Roman-style shades and roll-up blinds to help prevent the potential hazard of strangulation to young children. This recall is one of the largest in U.S. history. These types of window coverings have a “loop system” cord, which result in strangulation deaths. Reports state that more than 200 infants and children have died from accidentally strangling in the cords from window treatments since 1990. Parents are urged to ensure that the window treatments in their homes have no cords their children can access and to also use cordless window products to prevent deaths or serious injuries to their little loved ones.
Due to the growing attention to safety of these window coverings, DrapeStyle immediately responded to the issue by developing a single-cord system, the Easy Pull Traverse Drapery Rod System with the Child Safe® System from Paris Texas Hardware. Instead of the old “loop system” cord, the Easy Pull features a much safer single cord which helps prevent small children from being entangled. Most importantly, the cord length can be adjusted so it is not within the reach of your young children. The hardware is compatible with all 2-1.4” finials as well as all DrapeStyle custom drapes and window treatments. For those who are nervous about the words “home improvement,” don’t fret: the product is super easy and fast to install.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to replace your blinds. While window coverings are easily replaceable, your children are not. Keep your kids protected with DrapeStyles’s new Easy Pull drapery hardware today. The hardware is priced from $460. The item and more information can be found at http://www.drapestyle.com/child-safe-window-hardware.html.