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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 and motorized lift options eliminate the standard cord that could strangle children or pets, and retractable-cord options can improve safety.
  • 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 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 CleatsOption available with all window coverings that have lift cords. Cords are anchored to wall, out of reach of children and pets.        
Control WandEliminates the need for cords and chains to traverse vertical blinds.           Natural Drapes Only        
Cordless Lift SystemLift cords are eliminated for increased safety and a streamlined appearance.        
Cordless Bottom Up/Top DownCombines two popular options into one - shade lowers from top or raises from bottom without exterior cords.                  
Continuous Loop Lift SystemCords are kept at a constant length and held taut by a safety hold-down device.        
Motorized Lift or TiltMotorized 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   Lift Only Lift Only
Single Retractable WandPatented Smart Pull operating system lowers the shade smoothly with a simple tug of the wand and raises it up with a few short pulls.                    
Graber Blinds are certified best for kids Use caution around with kids around window cords
Window blind cord can STRANGLE your child. To prevent strangulation, purchase cordless products or products with inaccessible cords.
Window blind cord can STRANGLE your child. To prevent strangulation, purchase cordless products or products with inaccessible cords.