Did you know that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission strongly recommends that homes with younger children should not have blinds with cords? In fact, cords on window treatments are one of the top 5 hazards for children and pets. About once per month, a child between 7 months and 10 years of age is strangled and dies due to window treatment cords. Additionally, a near strangulation of a child occurs every month. Strangulation can be quick and silent. So, if you have children or pets living in your home or visiting your home, you really should make the switch to cordless blinds!
Fortunately, there are endless options when it comes to cordless blinds so you don’t have to give up beauty or function in order to achieve safety. Some of the most popular cordless options are wood or faux wood treatments but you can also find cordless window coverings in single cell and classic pleated shades. Many types of vertical blinds and roller shades are also available without cords. You can also select from Cordless blinds that are light filtering or blocking or are even solar shades. Cordless Blinds can be customized for all kinds of window shapes and sizes. No matter your need or your budget, there is a cordless blind that will work for you.
Another great advantage of Cordless Blinds is that they are much easier to operate than window treatments with blinds. All it takes is a simple flick of the wrist or a quick pull with one hand to raise or lower your blinds. This also means that your blinds will last much longer. With cords, you have to use a lot more force and this adds to the wear and tear on your blinds, making them much less durable than Cordless Blinds. You also don’t have to look at tacky tangled cords any more — cordless blinds are much more sleek and streamlined and this is why most interior designers choose them. Cords are not only unsafe, they also distract from the beauty of your windows and window treatments.
So, when you want safety but don’t want to sacrifice quality, lots of options, ease of use, or beauty, Cordless Blinds are the way to go.