When it comes to childproofing the obvious things seem to get addressed first. Electrical outlets get covered with plugs. Cabinets get locked. Gates are installed. But children are curious and there are many hidden dangers lurking in our homes that need to be addressed. In fact the Consumer Product Safety Commission has determined the corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes. Each year infants, toddlers, and children pass away from accidentally strangling in window cords. There is a reason corded window treatments come with these warnings attached and we need to take them very seriously.
Along with the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) the WCSC (Window Covering Safety Council) recommends that only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords be used in homes with young children. And thanks to awesome companies like Smith & Noble we don’t have to sacrifice style for safety. When it comes to cordless shades they have a huge variety including sheer, honeycomb, OptiPleat, fabric, roller, solar, wood, durawood, and natural woven options. There is definitely something for every style. Plus they offer cordless controls on almost all of their treatments.
As a single income family of six I can fully understand the financial struggle that can come with replacing window treatments which is why I want to share that Smith & Noble has some pretty great deals happening now. For trading in old unsafe window treatments Smith & Noble is offering $50 off each window when you choose to upgrade with one of their styles specifically designed for window safety. There is also a great buy 2, get 1 free promotion to check out. But what’s better than scoring a great price on safe and stylish window treatments? How about winning safe and stylish window treatments?! Be sure to enter this amazing giveaway where one lucky winner is going to receive $1,000 worth of custom window coverings from Smith & Noble.
In the mean time I want to leave you with these tips for making your windows safe…
- Move all furniture, cribs, beds and climbable surfaces away from windows
- Install only cordless window coverings in homes with young children
- Make sure tasseled pull cords are as short as possible.
- Continuous-loop pull cords on draperies and vertical blinds should be pulled tight and anchored to the floor or wall.
- Be sure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit inner-cord movement
- Keep all window cords well out of the reach of children
Be sure to visit the Smith & Noble website where you can check out all of their gorgeous window treatments as well as download a brochure on child and pet safety to learn even more.