Child Safety

dedicated to safer window coverings. no strings attached.

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At Enlightened Style, we know child safety is serious business. It’s why we have multiple cord-free options, as well as products with inaccessible inner cords. What’s more, we’ve taken extra steps to help you make smart, informed choices for your home and your family. Those products bearing the logo “Best For Kids” have been certified and tested by an independent third party and meet the criteria outlined by the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) in its Best For Kids certification program. So, if you live in a home with kids or where kids may be present, ask your Enlightened Style consultant for details about these safer products.

But this commitment goes beyond our own products. Accidents with window treatment cords often involve older products that do not conform to current safety standards. We strongly encourage you to retrofit or replace corded window treatments with current safer designs in accordance with the recommendations of the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Council (CPSC) who advocate that only cordless window coverings be used in homes with small children.

Armed with information, you can reduce or eliminate risks and decorate through thoughtful design. We've provided a copy of our Child Safety Control Options Brochure for a quick reference guide.

Learn more about our child safety control options.

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In addition, the window coverings industry uses warning tags, labels and other methods to communicate the potential hazard of corded window coverings. Pay attention to these warnings. For example, the warning shown on the right communicates the critical message about cords being a potential strangulation hazard and suggests selecting a cordless alternative. Along with the Window Covering Safety Council, we strongly encourage you to install only cordless window coverings in homes where children play and sleep.

we support and promote the following safety checklist in conjunction with WCSC and CPSC:

  • Move all furniture, cribs, beds and climbable surfaces away from windows.
  • Install only cordless window coverings in homes with young children.
  • Check your current window treatments for exposed or dangling cords. To order a free retrofit kit for older window treatments, contact the Window Covering Safety Council directly: 1-800-506-4636;;
  • Make sure tasseled pull cords are as short as possible. Continuous-loop pull cords on draperies and vertical blinds should be pulled tight and anchored to the floor or wall.
  • Be sure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit inner-cord movement.
  • Keep all window cords well out of the reach of children.