CHILD AND PET SAFETY –
December 15, 2009
Windows! Professional designers are well trained in child
safety issues and normally include devices and products to
avoid and reduce such problems. Nevertheless we recommend
that any homeowner with a Roman Shade or Roller Shade should
check their product at once.
INFORMATION – HOW TO OBTAIN RETROFIT
Exciting Windows! Members for
Homes where babies, children, pets, and grandchildren may be
Steve Roellchen, Exciting Windows! Member
One Stop Decorating, Kansas City
Child safety books are available from Hunter
Douglas and members should order to have available customers as soon
as possible. We have long used safety devices to eliminate risk
to children and pets. We are offering an exchange trade-in
for blinds and products from any manufacturer or dealer in the Kansas
City area. Our sales staff and installers are on alert and will
assist with replacements as quickly as calls come in.
Ed Hopkins, Exciting Windows! Member
North Hampton, New Hampshire
The primary purpose of the announcement was to
call attention to the potential dangers of Roman Shades and roll-up
shades. For Roman shades the concern is that a loop of cord longer
than 17” can be formed from the cords at the back and/or the front
of the shade. For roll-up shades the entire cord loop is an issue.
Remember that the vast majority of woven wood shades are included in
the Roman shade category. Those consumers should not place cribs, etc.
within reach of these shades; and possibly consider replacing these
types of shades in a home where small children may be present.
While we have always been alert to this issue
and have installed safety devices with products we sell wherever
possible, we are assisting any homeowner with products from any dealer
to take the most effective and economical action to assure full safety
of their window products.
We recommend that homeowners be aware of the
risks of traditional Roman Shades that do not have safety devices
constructed in them. We also recommend products like Vignette®
from Hunter Douglas or having our workrooms use products from ADO that
remove the cords from access.
THANK YOU TO EXCITING WINDOWS!
MEMBERS CONTRIBUTING UPDATES. MORE TO FOLLOW SOON
Exciting Windows! will continue to publish
information and recommendations to assure the safety of all children
and pets in the home as quickly as we have additional information
As a concerned homeowner, we want
to thank you for your attention to this important issue.
Please contact us at any time with your questions or suggestions:
Please include your city and phone so we can get back to you.
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