Middleton, WI — September 30, 2009
Graber, a brand of Springs Window Fashions, the Best Experience Company, is again joining forces with the Window Covering Safety Council to help protect children and pets from window treatment hazards.
"Most parents don't even realize that dangling cords can be a safety hazard, and that's why we're working with the Window Covering Safety Council to educate consumers on safe choices for their homes," said Springs Window Fashions President and CEO Scott Fawcett. "Whether it's one of our many cordless shades or our new locking cord tensioner, we're committed to providing products that are both beautiful and safe — that's what we mean when we say 'Best Experience,'" he added.
Safety options available from Graber include:
In addition to offering safety-conscious window treatments, Graber has launched a special promotion to encourage consumers to make the safe choice. From October 1 to December 31, 2009, consumers can receive up to a $100 rebate for purchasing Graber window treatments with qualifying safety upgrades ($25 per qualifying purchase, up to $100). Full promotion details are available through local Graber dealers everywhere.
Graber also encourages parents and caregivers to update or replace any window treatments made before 2001. Older window treatments may not include standard safety features that are required of more modern blinds and shades, and they may present dangling cords or accessible loops between louvers of the blind that could be hazardous to children and pets.
Parents and caregivers who are unsure whether their window treatments were made after 2001 can:
For homeowners who would prefer to keep their older window treatments, a free retrofit kit can be obtained to bring these blinds or shades up to today's safety standards. Contact the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) toll-free at 1-800-506-4636, or visit the WCSC website at www.windowcoverings.org. For more window covering safety tips and to see what else Graber is doing to promote safety, visit www.graberblinds.com/safety.
Bali®, Graber® and Nanik® are brands of Springs Window Fashions, the Best Experience Company. Springs Window Fashions supplies leading retailers and distributors with a complete line of horizontal and vertical blinds, shades, specialty treatments and window hardware. Springs Window Fashions is based in Middleton, WI. To learn more about all our products, visit www.baliblinds.com, www.graberblinds.com and www.nanikblinds.com.
Director of Engineering
Springs Window Fashions
7549 Graber Road
Middleton, WI 53562-1096