Safety is the most important consideration for homes with young children or pets. The window coverings you select should have no looped or loose pull cords, and wands should be out of your child’s reach, so it’s best to look for cordless or motorized window treatments.
LiteRise® from Hunter Douglas is a great cordless option because it’s easy to operate. A cordless, proprietary system holds blinds and shades in any position. Simply push the window covering up to raise and pull down to lower – and your blinds and shades stay right where you put them.
The LiteRise® operating system is available on many of our Hunter Douglas shades and blinds, including
The inherent cordless design of motorized window coverings provides you and your family with the ultimate convenience and enhanced safety at the window.
PowerView® Motorization lets you control your shades automatically with a simple push of a button, a tap on a mobile device or even with voice control if your shades are connected to a compatible smart-home system.
Using the PowerView App, you can also set an auto-schedule for your window treatments to move them to the exact position you want throughout the day. Learn more about PowerView >
If your child is young enough to take naps during the day, look for window treatments made from opaque, room darkening fabrics or window treatments that come with a liner.
We recommend Sonnette™ Cellular Roller Shades, which combine the energy-efficient construction of a cellular shade with the clean lines and simplicity of a roller shade. The shades are available in both semi-opaque and room-darkening fabrics and 48 different colors that range from neutral grays to vibrant red.
You could also opt for the UltraGlide® retractable cord system because it keeps cords at a constant length. Since there are no messy, dangling cords, UltraGlide offers a clean, polished appearance as well as enhanced child and pet safety.
The window coverings industry uses warning tags, labels, and other methods to communicate the potential hazards of corded window coverings.
The warning shown here, for example, communicates the important message about cords being a potential strangulation hazard and suggests choosing cordless or inaccessible-cord alternatives.
For more info and repair kits for other window covering products, visit the Window Covering Safety Council website.