The ES Advantage

Child Safety



The challenge. Window treatment cords present a potential strangulation hazard to young children and pets.

Accidents with window treatment cords often involve older products that do not conform to current safety standards. We strongly encourage consumers 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.

In order to be compliant with the Health Canada Corded Window Coverings Regulations (CWCR), we have taken steps to modify several of our product categories in order to meet the new standard. Refer to the Health Canada page for details.


Armed with information, you can reduce or eliminate those risks and decorate through thoughtful design. In fact, download a copy of our Child Safety Control Options Brochure for a quick reference guide.

Child Safety Control Options Brochure — U.S.

Child Safety Control Options Brochure — Canada

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.*
  • For details about the Health Canada CWCR, click here or download the information sheet on Canada's Corded Window Coverings Regulations for reference.

*U.S. only. Corded products are not available in Canada, refer to the Health Canada page for details.


U.S. Child Safety Label

Canada Child Safety Label


When it comes to safety, we take our role seriously, beyond design and operation to awareness and education. We proudly carry the “Best for Kids™” designation. Why? Tough independent laboratory testing proves it.

What is Best for Kids certification?

The Best for Kids certification program* was created to help educate consumers about potential window-cord hazards young children face. The certification seal provides confidence for consumers knowing that they have selected a safe product for their home or business.

Not just any window covering qualifies as Best for Kids certified. First, manufacturers must meet certain program criteria set by the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC). Window covering manufacturers must also submit their products to a third-party testing lab. And only after those products pass testing, can they be labeled Best for Kids.

*U.S. only, refer to the Health Canada page for details.

Systems with the Best for Kids™ certification:

*U.S. only, refer to the Health Canada page for details.