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Child Safety

best for kids certified
Eclipse Shutters is now Best for Kids™ certified! The Best for Kids certification is a brand new safety program put forth by the WCMA (Window Covering Manufacturers Association). This is the industry’s first third party certification program designed to help consumers and retailers easily identify products that are safe to use in homes with young children. The Best for Kids program requires manufacturers who want to be a part of the program to meet stringent criteria, and to submit those appropriate products to a third party testing facility laboratory recognized by the WCMA. Products certified under this program will be eligible to be listed and labeled, on packaging and merchandising materials, as “certified.” These products are easily identifiable for purchase by consumers, designers, landlords and child care facilities. This program will also allow retailers to easily promote these certified products. The products that qualify either have no operating cords or have cords that are not accessible, as defined in Appendix C of ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012.

Committed to Safety

Warning Label

Child Safety is serious business.

That’s why the window coverings industry uses warning tags, warning labels, and other methods to communicate the potential hazards of corded window coverings. The warning shown here, for example, communicates the important message about cords being a potential strangulation hazard and suggests choosing cordless alternatives or products with inaccessible cords.

Our window covering products are designed for safety and dependability. Preventing household situations from becoming hazardous is the first step to keeping your child safe. Parents should be aware that it is possible for children to become entangled in window covering cords. To reduce the risk of accidents, all cords should be kept out of the reach of children. Each of our product categories offer a variety of motorized, cordless and corded window treatments allowing you to choose the product that best meets your household needs and preferences.

Our Selection of Safety Features:

  • Cordless Lift System - pull lift cords are eliminated for increased safety.
  • Motorization - pull lift cords are eliminated for increased safety.
  • Continuous Loop Lift System - cords are kept at a constant length so they can’t puddle on the floor when window treatment is raised. The cord loop is fastened to a cord tension device that is designed to be permanently anchored to the wall to reduce the possibility of children becoming entangled in the cord.

We encourage you to learn more about window covering safety by visiting the link below.

Important Cord Safety Guidelines:www.windowcoverings.org

WCSC

The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging parents and caregivers to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords that can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children, and to retrofit or replace them with today’s safer products. WCSC and CPSC recommend that only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords be used in homes with young children.

  • Cordless window coverings are recommended in young children’s bedrooms and sleeping areas. Replace window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with today’s safer products.
  • Retrofit window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with cord retrofit devices* or replace them with products made to the current safety standards.
  • Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords, preferably to another wall.
  • Keep all window pull cords and inner lift cords out of children’s reach. Make sure that tasseled pull cords are short and continuous-loop cords are permanently anchored to the floor or wall. Make sure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit 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.

* For a free retrofit kit, contact the Window Coverings Safety Council at www.windowcoverings.org or 1-800-506-4636.

CORDLESS

Cordless

  • Enhanced Safety design eliminates cords
  • Ideal where children are present
  • Superior performance

MOTORIZED

Motorized

  • Enhanced Safety design eliminates cords
  • Perfect for hard-to-reach windows
  • Programmable RF remote control

CORD TENSIONER

Cord Tensioner

  • Eliminates dangling cords
  • Accommodates larger windows
  • Smooth lift-assisted movement

VERTICAL HONEYCOMB

Vertical Honeycomb

  • Enhanced Safety design eliminates cords
  • Side-to-side operation
  • Accommodates sliding doors and is an option for room dividers