Symphony Child Safe Window Treatments Offer Consumers Safety and Beauty
How to keep cords out of reach of children & pets!
We all know that a home can pose many hazards to young children, but did you know that window treatments are one such danger? You can keep your family safe with child safe window treatments and preventative safety measures.
Symphony Insulating Shades strives to make its window coverings as child friendly as possible. Available at CellularWindowShades.com, the
Symphony line offers a variety of safety features designed to add style to homes as well as bring peace of mind to parents and caregivers.
"We are committed to child safety," said CellularWindowShades.com's Michelle Graveline-Welch, "Symphony Shades offers a durable cordless cellular shade which provides safety and ease of operation. We are continuing to develop solutions that improve child safety in window fashions."
Symphony Cordless Cellular Shades are the premier child safe choice, combining the style and beauty of a cellular shade with the functionality of cord-free operation. Instead of relying on cords, a gentle push or pull on the bottom rail is all that's needed to raise and lower the shade.
The Symphony Cordless Hardware System is currently available in a variety of fabric styles, Light Filtering Double Honeycomb and Single Honeycomb, Light Filtering and Blackout fabrics. These energy efficient cordless shades create elegant treatments which are beautifully child safe. Cordless Top Down/Bottom Up is also available.
Motorized shades are operated by remote control and have no exposed strings. They are an innovative alternative to Symphony manual cordless shades.
"We know that replacing window treatments is not a viable option for everyone," said Graveline-Welch. If cordless window treatments cannot be purchased, Graveline-Welch suggests that existing shades and blinds can be made more child safe with the addition of cord cleats and cord tensioners. When using a cord cleat, the device is installed high and out of reach of small children and then the excess cord is wound around it. This prevents children from becoming entangled in the dangling cord. For a window treatment with a cord loop, a cord tensioner keeps the cord taught to prevent it from twisting and tangling. Read more below.
ONLY CORDLESS AND MOTORIZED SHADES ARE ENDORSED AS “CHILD SAFE”!
Be aware that it is possible for children to strangle in window covering cords. To reduce the occurrence of accident, all cords must be kept out of the reach of children, including infants.
When there are children in a home, prevent access to shade cords keeping furniture away from windows. Keep cords from dangling freely and keep as far out of a child’s reach as possible. Below are some devices to help keep cords out of the reach of children or secured against the wall so they are less likely to become entangled.
No safety system is fail-safe.
KEEP CORDS OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN!
If you do not have the following safety mechanisms, contact us or purchase the parts online.
STANDARD & TOP DOWN/BOTTOM UP (DUOFOLD) SHADES BREAKTHROUGH CORD CONNECTOR
To further reduce hazards, standard and Top Down/ Bottom Up shades are built with a cord connector which was designed to break apart when force is applied from the top.
If your cord connector should happen to break apart, follow the instructions to reassemble.
When the connector is open, each side has a cord coming in at the top; one side has a cord coming in from the bottom.
Fit the bottom edges together. The side with the cord fits into the side without the cord.
Swing the top ends together and press in the middle to fully connect.
INSTALL VELCRO ON THE CORD CONNECTOR
The Velcro rectangles provided reduce the hazards of strangulation and entanglement of young children by limiting access to the control cord, yet easily detach from the wall in case of an emergency.
Mount one side of the Velcro to the wall or window frame at a safe height, taking into account furniture or other objects upon which a child may climb.
Install the other side of the Velcro on the cord connector so it can be attached to the wall out of the way when not in use.
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Cord cleats are available upon request for those that want to secure the cords to the wall in a manner that will not easily detach if pulled by a child or pet. Please note that cord cleats are not endorsed as “child safe”.
CONTINUOUS CORD LOOP SHADES
Cord cleats and tensioning devices are an effective way to implement this essential precaution. A cord tension device with mounting instructions is included with each cord loop shade.
INSTALL TENSION DEVICE
The tension device reduces the hazards of strangulation and entanglement of young children by limiting access to the control cord.
The tension device should be installed without stretching or pulling down on the control cord. Stretching the cord will cause excessive wear.
Do not twist or cross the control cord.
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