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Cord Safety

You have high standards. So do we.

You have high standards for the products you use to decorate your home. You want them to be strong and durable, of exceptional quality, and as beautiful as they are functional in design.

You also have high standards for the companies who make those products. That's why Graber is working constantly to improve processes, maximize benefits, and above all, ensure your safety and the safety of your family.

As a leader in the window coverings industry, Graber has added the following features to our exceptional window treatments, to protect consumers from potentially serious accidents:

  • Tension pulleys and tie-down devices to keep continuous-loop pull cords taut
  • Tassel ends on lift cords that reduce any risk of entanglement
  • Cord stops on horizontal blinds that prevent internal cords from slipping through the louvers
  • Cordless lift and motorized lift options that offer ultimate safety‒eliminating the standard cord that could strangle children or pets
And for additional information on child-safe window treatments, please review the guidelines below or talk with your Graber design consultant.


Cord Safety Guidelines

The Window Covering Safety Council urges parents and caregivers to check all windows for potential cord hazards and make the necessary safety updates:

Install only cordless window coverings in bedrooms and sleeping areas for young children.

Replace window blinds, corded shades, and draperies manufactured before 2001 with products that meet updated safety standards.

If replacement is not possible, repair window blinds, corded shades, and draperies manufactured before 2001 with retrofit cord kits, available by emailing windowcoverings.org or calling 1-800-506-4636.

Move all cribs, beds, furniture, and toys away from windows and cords. Keep all window pull cords and inner lift cords out of children's reach. Make sure that tasseled pull cords are short and continuous-loop cords are permanently anchored to the floor or wall. Cord stops must be properly installed and adjusted to limit the movement of inner lift cords.

Lock cords into position whenever horizontal blinds or shades are lowered, including when they come to rest on a window sill.

Window Treatments Safety Features
Cord Cleats
Option available with all window coverings that have lift cords. Cords are anchored to wall, out of reach of children and pets.
Control Wand
Eliminates the need for cords and chains to traverse vertical blinds.
Cordless Lift System
Lift cords are eliminated for increased safety and a streamlined appearance
Cordless Bottom Up/Top Down
Combines two popular options into one — shade lowers from top or raises from bottom without exterior cords.
Continuous-loop Lift System
Cords are kept at a constant length and held taut by a safety hold-down device.
Motorized Lift or Tilt
Motorized window treatments feature cordless control and are operated remotely with the touch of a button.
Single Retractable Cord
Patented Smart Pull operating system lowers the shade smoothly with a simple tug of the cord and raises it up with a few short pulls.
Aluminum Horizontal Blinds
X
 
X
 
 
Tilt on
2" Only
 
Cellular
Shades
X
 
X
X
X
X
 
Faux
Wood
Blinds
X
 
X
 
 
Tilt
only
 
Natural
Shades
X
Natural Drape Only
X
 
X
X
 
Pleated
Shades
X
 
X
 
X
X
 
Roller/
Solar
Shades
 
 
X
 
X
X
X
Fabric
Shades
X
 
X
 
X
X
 
Vertical
Blinds
 
X
 
 
X
 
 
Wood
Blinds
X
 
X
 
X
Tilt
only