Child safety is paramount to us at The Shade Store. We are a family business with young children of our own and we would never want any product in our home, or yours, that is dangerous to our loved ones. As a partner of The Window Covering Safety Council, we are always in direct communication with this agency to make sure we are adhering to the highest standards and specifications regarding child safety. Every product we send out is in accordance with the latest safety standards as set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Window Covering Manufacturers Association. For enhanced child and pet safety, we also offer cordless and motorized window treatments
Remember to always follow these basic window-cord safety rules:
• 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 secured out of the
reach of children. Make sure that tasseled pull cords are secured out
of reach with a cord cleat, 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 still.
• Never mount products with accessible back cords, such as Roman
or Woven Wood Shades, within reach of children.
• 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.
As of March 28, 2011, we are now making all roman shades and woven wood shades with a shroud located on the back of the shades to prevent hazardous loops from forming with the cords on the back. As a part of the compliance for the child safety standards set by the Window Covering Manufacturers Association, Inc. all shades with loose cords in the back require this shroud. For any roman or woven wood shade purchased prior to March 28, 2011, you can order a FREE Child Safety Retro Fit Kit. To order, visit www.windowcoverings.org and click on "order free retro kit". Or call the Window Covering Safety Council directly at 800-506-4636.
All products that are delivered come with the appropriate safety and warning labels. The warning labels to the right are an example of this - as it is important for parents to understand the potential risks
associated with corded shades and blinds.
If you have any questions or concerns - please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Or feel free to reach out to the safety agencies to the right. Your children's safety is our number one priority!