It's that time of year again, Window Safety Month! Although we boast the safety benefits of our window coverings year round, each October we try to really express just how important proper window coverings safety is for homes with children.
Corded blinds and shades are one of the top five hidden hazards in the home. They can lead to strangulation for children and pets. If you are a parent or caregiver of children, we urge you to take the following precautions:
Install only cordless window coverings in homes with children
If you are unable to replace outdated or unsafe window coverings at this time, obtain a free retrofit kit from the Window Covering Safety Council
Move cribs and toys away from windows
Choose window coverings with the label "Certified Best for Kids"
Our Graber blinds and shades are certified "Best for Kids" by the Window Covering Safety Council. They are chic and functional window coverings available in an extensive selection of materials, features, styles, and energy efficient solutions. Blackout, sheer, solar, cellular, layered, natural, pleated...
With so many options available, including free retrofit kits, there is no excuse for not meeting child safety standards.
Are your window coverings safe for children?
Use this information from the Window Covering Safety Council to determine if your windows are in need of upgrades or safety precautions.