Child & Pet Safety


Window Blinds & Shade Cords

Drapery Affair joins Hunter Douglas and the Window Covering Safety Council and the US Consumer Products Safety Commission by encouraging you to install only cordless window fashions in locations where young children are typically present, especially where they play and sleep. Corded window treatments pose a potential strangulation hazard. We suggest choosing cordless alternatives or products with inaccessible cords.

child playing by honeycomb blinds

Prevention begins with awareness

Position cribs, beds, playpens and other furniture away from windows.

  • Check your current window fashions for exposed or dangling cords. Move cords out of reach of children.
  • If possible, replace corded window fashions with cordless options.
  • Permanently anchor continuous-loop window fashion cords to the wall.

All window fashions displayed in our Hunter Douglas Gallery Showroom were designed with safety in mind. Making window fashions safer for homes with infants, young children and pets is a top priority at Hunter Douglas. That’s why they developed a wide range of products to help significantly reduce the risk of accidents by eliminating potentially hazardous free-hanging or exposed operating cords. Learn more about Hunter Douglas cordless alternatives and motorized operating systems and many other safety features by visiting www.hunterdouglas.com

To order a free retrofit kit for older window fashions, contact the Window Covering Safety Council directly:

Phone: 1-800-506-4636
Email: info@windowcoverings.org
Website: www.windowcoverings.org


Ultraglide®

FEATURES A RETRACTABLE CORD OR WAND

Features a single retractable cord or wand depending on your window treatment choice. The cord and wand always remains a constant length when raising and lowering your window treatments. With no long, dangling cords this system offers enhanced child and pet safety. Learn more about UltraGlide

Literise®

A CORDLESS, CLEAN, UNCLUTTERED LOOK

The LiteRise® operating system makes raising and lowering blinds and shades easier than ever. Its proprietary design holds blinds and shades securely in any position—no constant adjusting. Simply push up to raise and pull down to lower. Your blinds and shades stay right where you put them. There are no lift cords for a clean, uncluttered look that is safe for both children and pets. Learn more about LiteRise



Simplelift™

CONVENIENCE AND SAFETY IN ONE OPERATING SYSTEM

The cordless SimpleLift™ operating system offers enhanced safety for children and pets. The contoured bottom rail makes raising and lowering simple—no handle is necessary. Learn more about SimpleLift

Cordless Lifting System

AN OPTION FOR YOUR ROLLER AND SOLAR SHADES

The Cordless lifting system, found on the Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades and Designer Screen Shades, is a traditional spring-assist system to raise and lower large window coverings. It also provides enhanced child and pet safety. Learn more about Cordless



Wand Control

AN OPTION FOR YOUR VERTICALLY ORIENTED WINDOW TREATMENTS

Our wand control eliminates looped pull cords completely, replacing them with a wand that remains safely out of a child’s reach.

  • Our vertical blinds use the PermAssure® wand that easily opens and traverses the vanes
  • The Traveling Wand™ system, found on our Luminette® Privacy Sheers, offers a single wand control that both traverses the sheer and rotates the vanes

Learn more about Wand Control

Front Tilt Bar

OPTIONS FOR YOUR SHUTTERS

A standard operating system on most of our shutter products, the Front-Tilt Bar System from Hunter Douglas offers exceptional style and versatility. Palmetto™, found on Palm Beach™ Polysatin™ shutters, offers a traditional shutter style with a tilt bar that can be placed on the front or back of the panels. Learn more about Front Tilt Bar


Call today for a free in-home consultation – (805) 339-0883