Safety

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Springs Window Fashions' Safety Commitment

As an industry leader, we believe it is our corporate responsibility to supply retailers, designers and distributors with a complete line of high-quality, safe window treatments.

We also believe that we owe it to our consumers to do more than adhere to current industry standards. We are committed to designing innovative, child-safe solutions that exceed applicable standards. Through proactive plan development, we can better realign our actions to anticipate, identify and eliminate potential safety risks.

In our leadership role, Springs Window Fashions promotes safety awareness through our flagship brands, Bali® and Graber®. We also support October Safety Month through sponsorship activities.


Important Cord Safety Guidelines

The Window Covering Safety Council urges parents and caregivers to check all windowed areas of the home for potential window cord hazards and make the necessary safety updates:

  • Install only cordless window coverings in young children's bedrooms and sleeping areas. Replace window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with today's safer products.
  • Repair window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with retrofit cord repair 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.

Keep Your Family Safe

Bali Window Treatments Safety Features
Cord Cleats
Option available with all window coverings that have lift cords. Cords are anchored to wall, out of reach of children and pets.
Control Wand
Eliminates the need for cords and chains to traverse vertical blinds.
Cordless Lift System
Lift cords are eliminated for increased safety and a streamlined appearance
Cordless Bottom Up/Top Down
Combines two popular options into one — shade lowers from top or raises from bottom without exterior cords.
Continuous-loop Lift System
Cords are kept at a constant length and held taut by a safety hold-down device.
Cord and Chain
Cords are kept at a constant length and held taut by a safety hold-down device.
Motorized Lift or Tilt
Motorized window treatments feature cordless control and are operated remotely with the touch of a button.
Single Retractable Cord
Patented Smart Pull operating system lowers the shade smoothly with a simple tug of the cord and raises it up with a few short pulls.
Aluminum Horizontal Blinds
 
 
 
 
Tilt on
2" Only
 
Cellular
Shades
 
 
 
Faux
Wood
Blinds
 
 
 
 
Tilt
only
 
Natural
Shades
Natural Drape Only
 
 
 
Pleated
Shades
 
 
 
 
Roller/
Solar
Shades
 
 
 
 
Roman
Shades
 
 
 
 
Vertical
Blinds
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wood
Blinds
 
 
 
 
Tilt
only
 

Repair or Replace Pre-2001 Window Treatments

How safe are the window treatments in your home? As of 2001, the entire window coverings industry has improved the safety of blinds and shades by adding these enhancements to all products:

  • Tension pulleys and tie-down devices in all continuous-loop pull cords
  • Tassel ends on lift cords
  • Cord stops on horizontal blind lift cords that prevent user from pulling internal cords through the slats
  • For a free retrofit kit, contact the Window Coverings Safety Council at www.windowcoverings.org or 1-800-506-4636.

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