Safety is always in style. Go cordless.

The Window Covering Safety Council recommends using only cordless window coverings in young children's play rooms, bedrooms and sleeping areas.

Make The Right Choice!

The Window Covering Safety Council urges parents and caregivers to check all windowed areas of the home for potential window cord hazards by following these important cord safety rules:

  • Install only cordless window coverings in young children's bedrooms and sleeping areas. Replace window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with today's safer products.
  • Modify window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with retrofit cord repair devices or replace them with products made to the current safety standards.
  • Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords, preferably to another wall.
  • Keep all window pull cords and inner lift cords out of the reach of children. Make sure that tasseled pull cords are short and continuous-loop cords are permanently anchored to the floor or wall. Make sure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit movement of inner lift cords.
  • Lock cords into position whenever horizontal blinds or shades are lowered, including when they come to rest on a window sill.

Graber Safety Features Keep Your Family as Safe as They Can Be

Safety is Our Primary Concern!

Springs Window Fashions Window Treatments
Safety Features
Vertical
Blinds
Aluminum
or Vinyl
Horizontal
Blinds
Wood
Blinds
Faux
Wood
Blinds
Cellular
Shades
Pleated
Shades
Roman
Shades
Natural
Shades
Roller/
Solar
Shades
Cord Cleats
Option available with all window coverings that have lift cords. Cords are anchored to wall, out of reach of children and pets.
   
Control Wand
Eliminates the need for cords and chains to traverse vertical blinds.
             
Cordless Lift System
Lift cords are eliminated for increased safety and a streamlined appearance
  Coming
soon
Cordless Bottom Up/Top Down
Combines two popular options into one — shade lowers from top or raises from bottom without exterior cords.
               
Continuous-loop Lift System
Cords are kept at a constant length and held taut by a safety hold-down device.
     
Cord and Chain
Cords are kept at a constant length and held taut by a safety hold-down device.
               
Motorized Lift or Tilt
Motorized window treatments feature cordless control and are operated remotely with the touch of a button.
  Tilt on
2" only
Tilt only Tilt only
Single Retractable Cord
Patented Smart Pull operating system lowers the shade smoothly with a simple tug of the cord and raises it back up with a few short pulls.
               

Modify Pre-2001 Window Treatments

How safe are the window treatments in your home? As of 2001, the entire window coverings industry has improved the safety of blinds and shades by adding these enhancements to all products:

  • Tension pulleys and tie-down devices in all continuous-loop pull cords
  • Tassel ends on lift cords
  • Cord stops on horizontal blind lift cords that prevent user from pulling internal cords through the louvers
  • For free retrofit kits which include cord stops, tassels and tie-down devices or for more window cord safety information, go to www.windowcoverings.org or call 1-800-506-4636