Why Graber?

Blind Cord Safety

 The Safest Solution for Children and Pets 

Safety is just as important as style when it comes to window treatments. Homes with children and pets should take proper safety measures to prevent potentially serious window cord accidents. To help secure your home, Graber window treatments have many additional features to help ensure that safety goes hand in hand with comfort. 

  • Cordless lift and motorized lift options that offer ultimate safety‒eliminating the standard cord that could strangle children or pets
  • Tension pulleys and tie-down devices to keep continuous-loop pull cords taut
  • Cord stops on horizontal blinds that prevent internal cords from slipping through the louvers

For additional information on child-safe window treatments, please review the guidelines below or talk with your Graber Window Treatment Expert. 

 

Window Cord Safety Guidelines

The Window Covering Safety Council urges parents and caregivers to check all windows for potential cord hazards and use the following guidelines to ensure your home is safe: 

  • Install only cordless window coverings in bedrooms and sleeping areas for young children
  • Move all cribs, beds, furniture, and toys away from windows and cords, preferably to another wall
  • Ensure tasseled pull cords are short and continuous-loop cords are permanently anchored to the floor or wall. Keep cords out of reach of young children by installing and using cord cleats
  • 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
  • Replace blinds, shades, and drapes 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

 

Cordless control options have been certified as Best for Kids by an independent lab.

Window Treatment Safety Features

Safety Features available on each Graber window treatment
Safety Feature Aluminum Blinds Cellular Shades Vinyl Blinds Fabric Shades Wood & Faux Wood Blinds Natural Shades Pleated Shades Roller/Solar Shades Vertical Blinds Sheer Shades Layered Shades
Cord Cleats Option available with all window coverings that have lift cords. Cords are anchored to wall, out of reach of children and pets. Available Available Available Available Available Available Available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Control Wand Eliminates the need for cords and chains to traverse vertical blinds. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Natural Drapes Only N/A N/A Available N/A N/A
Cordless Lift System Lift cords are eliminated for increased safety and a streamlined appearance. Available Available N/A Available Available Available Available Available N/A N/A N/A
Cordless Bottom Up/Top Down Combines two popular options into one - shade lowers from top or raises from bottom without exterior cords. N/A Available N/A N/A N/A N/A Available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Continuous Loop Lift System Cords are kept at a constant length and held taut by a safety hold-down device. N/A Available N/A Available N/A Available Available Available N/A Available Available
Motorized Lift or Tilt Motorized window treatments feature cordless control and are operated remotely with the touch of a button. Tilt on 2″ Only Lift Only Tilt Only Lift Only Tilt Only Lift Only Lift Only Lift Only N/A Lift Only Lift Only
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. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Available N/A N/A N/A