Tips and Tactics

Window treatment Tips and Tricks


We support and promote the following safety checklist in conjunction with WCSC and CPSC:

  • Move all furniture, cribs, beds and climbable surfaces away from windows.
  • Install only cordless window coverings in homes with young children.
  • Check your current window treatments for exposed or dangling cords.
  • To order a free retrofit kit for older window treatments, contact the, Window Covering Safety Council directly: 1-800-506-4636 or via emails below for more help
  • Make sure tasseled pull cords are as short as possible.
  • Continuous-loop pull cords on draperies and vertical blinds should be pulled tight and anchored to the floor or wall.
  • Be sure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit inner-cord movement.
  • Make sure window coverings with cord locks have cord cleats installed.
  • Keep all window cords well out of the reach of children.
  • Consider Remote controlled blinds and shades as the ultimate in risk reduction