Child Safety

Nantucket™ Window Shadings

Nantucket™ Window Shadings

There’s nothing like having children or pets to underscore the number of unsafe objects and scenarios there are out there. At Windo VanGo serving the greater Baltimore area, we’re committed to helping keep homes as safe as possible for children (and pets), and we will help you find the right treatment with the safest operating system available. Read on to learn about the options!

The Dangers of Dangling Cords

Did you know that October is National Window Covering Safety Month? The Window Covering Safety Council is dedicated to ensuring the safety of all window treatments throughout the country, and they focus on October as a month to remind parents to not only childproof things like outlets and sharp edges but also windows and window coverings. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in children’s homes. If cords are reachable by and accessible to infants and toddlers, they can pose strangulation dangers, which can result in brain damage or death.

Child-Safe Operating Systems From Hunter Douglas

When you buy new Hunter Douglas window fashions, you can choose from a variety of child- and pet-safe lift systems, including:

  • Cordless lift system, a spring-assisted lift system that’s hidden in the treatment’s headrail.
  • SimpleLift™, which lets you raise and lower the treatment with the simple touch of a button on the bottom rail.
  • UltraGlide®, a single retractable cord or wand.
  • LiteRise®, which lets you raise and lower the treatment with simple pressure from your hand.
  • SoftTouch® motorization, which is a battery-powered system that responds to you pulling down on or pushing up on a wand.
  • PowerView® Automation, a fully programmable motorized system that lets you adjust your window treatments based on programming or at any time, even if you’re not at home.

Additional Options

If new treatments are not in the cards for you right now, don’t worry. You can still take other precautions. If your current treatments have dangling cords, simply shorten them or tuck them up and out of reach of your child. Be sure to keep cribs and beds away from corded treatments (ideally on the other side of the room if possible). Finally, order a free retrofit kit from the Window Covering Safety Council at This kit can help you make your cords as safe as possible for everyone in your home.

Child and Pet Safety in Clarksville, Columbia MD

Windo VanGo is your premier Hunter Douglas Window Treatment specialist and supplier of Farrow & Ball premiere paints and wallpapers in the Baltimore, MD, area, with a gallery showroom in Marriottsville. Serving residential and commercial clients throughout the counties of Baltimore, Baltimore City, Howard, Carroll, Hartford, and Anne Arundel.

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