This month draws attention to an important issue for many households. National Window Coverings Safety Month takes place each October to help raise awareness for the necessity of having safe and secure windows and blinds that reduce the threat of injuries including strangulation. Many models of window coverings today still use long cords that are a direct threat to the safety of your children.
To help families across the country reduce the threat of the hazards associated with window coverings, here are some tips:
Do not allow pull cords to hang loose where a child can access them. Cord free blinds are always a better option.
Watch out for bottom chains on vertical blinds which pose many of the same risks as pull cords for small children crawling or playing on the floor.
Keep your child’s bed or crib away from the windows and especially do not let any cords hang near the bed.
Try to instill safety first with your children when they are playing near windows and glass doors. By establishing strict safety rules at a young age they will better understand the risks involved as they grow up.
Be sure that you are installing only window treatments with high safety standards including safety devices such as cord free hardware and control wands.
Many families are already taking advantage of safe windows and blinds from Pella Windows. These fiberglass composite window replacements are durable to stand up to your family and the elements. And even better, they offer optimal blinds with no cords which means no risk of strangulation.
Window Nation is a certified contractor of Pella’s patented fiberglass composite window replacements. If you are living in our large service area including the DC metro, Charlotte, Northern Virginia, or the Carolinas, be sure to check out the many safe and energy efficient window replacement options from Window Nation. To learn more about window replacements including safe window coverings, please contact us today!