but there is nothing in the world that can replace a child's life.
Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) May 20, 2009
Seemingly harmless home furnishings can be a threat to small children. Loop pull cords are only one of the hazards but they have caused the deaths of hundreds of children. Blinds sold after 2001 have mechanisms that secure the inner cord of blinds to prevent tangling in the loops however, for ultimate peace of mind, a number of cordless window coverings have hit the market and are recommended for families with young children.
Roman shades were once considered dangerous as the backside of the shades had a series of loops that developed as the curtains were pulled up. Now cordless Roman shades are available such as the Valencia Cordless light filtering roman shades. Cordless roman shades are available in a wide variety of textures including woven wood, textured linen, suede and satin.
Cellular shades filter light while offering privacy, making them a good choice for children's nurseries and bedrooms. Be sure to request cordless Cellular shade options when ordering. Cordless blinds are also available in top down, bottom up versions to let in views.
If new blinds are cost prohibitive, the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) offers a retrofit kit for older blinds. While WCSC recommends moving cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords, they also instruct parents on how to tie-down cords to the floor or wall so loose cords aren't left dangling.
"It's easy to replace or retrofit blinds," says Jay Ellingson of Blinds Chalet "but there is nothing in the world that can replace a child's life."
For More Information:
For more information on Blinds Chalet or current trends in the Window Treatment industry, contact Ron Manwaring by phone at: 1-888-633-7840 or 480-633-7840 or email at info(at)blindschalet(dot)com. Visit Blinds Chalet on-line at http://www.BlindsChalet.com
Contact: Ron Manwaring
Company: Blinds Chalet
Phone: 1-888-633-7840 or 480-633-7840
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