Window treatment operating cords are among the top five hidden hazards in American homes. Parents should choose window treatments that are either fully cordless, fixed cord, or motorized.
Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) October 27, 2015
Decorview, a leading seller of custom window treatments in North America, is offering free design advice to homeowners looking for window treatment solutions that adhere to child safety standards in the home.
“What many parents don’t realize is that window treatment operating cords are a potential hazard to young children and are among the top five hidden hazards in American homes,” said Kim Rush, VP of sales and merchandising for Decorview. “Because of this risk, window treatment manufacturers like Hunter Douglas, urge homeowners with young children to choose window treatments that are either fully cordless, fixed cord, or motorized.”
In an effort to raise awareness for window cord safety, the Window Covering Safety Council designated October as Window Coverings Safety Month, reminding parents to evaluate blinds or shades installed in the home for potential risks.
“Parents who are concerned about the safety of their window treatments should reference warning labels on their product or contact the manufacturer directly for more information. Window coverings that don’t adhere to child safety standards should be retrofitted or replaced,” added Rush.
Decorview sells the complete line of Hunter Douglas blinds, shades and shutters, many of which are available with child-safe features and operating systems. The LiteRise® cordless system eliminates hazardous dangling external cords, allowing homeowners to lift and lower coverings by pushing or pulling on the window treatment base. The UltraGlide® system features a retractable cord that remains safely out of reach. Window treatments equipped with PowerView™ Motorization are controlled using a smartphone, tablet or remote control, eliminating the need for operating cords.
Homeowners shopping for child-safe window treatments are encouraged to sign-up for a free in-home design consultation with a Decorview window coverings expert using the sign-up form on decorview.com. Clients will then be immediately paired with a designer in their area who will let them explore products, colors, fabrics and finishes all from the comfort of their own home. All Hunter Douglas products are designed with safety in mind and every purchase is backed by Decorview’s Satisfaction Guarantee and the Hunter Douglas Lifetime Limited Warranty.
Decorview is a leading provider of Hunter Douglas window fashions and custom drapery, with a large network of design experts and installers in North America. The company’s Hunter Douglas-certified designers offer free in-home design services to consumers, as well as professional measurement and installation. Every order is backed by Decorview’s Satisfaction Guarantee and the Hunter Douglas Lifetime Limited Warranty.
A recognized online decorating authority, Decorview.com features an extensive online showroom of Hunter Douglas products, a Tips and Trends Blog highlighting the latest interior fashion trends, and access to an expansive network of local window coverings experts in North America. For more information, visit http://www.decorview.com.
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