Cordless Blinds: Cutting The Cord Increases Safety
Window blinds are an inexpensive and attractive way to spruce up bare windows in your apartment units. For many years, corded styles were the blinds of choice, but safety concerns led manufacturers to make cordless blinds the new industry standard in 2019.
According to the Federal Register,* loose pull cords can pose a safety risk for small children. As a result, manufacturers have discontinued corded window blinds. This new industry-wide policy was a result of a collaboration between the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and also supports a voluntary safety standard approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Understanding The Stats
A 2017 study published in the journal Pediatrics showed that between 1990 and 2015, roughly 17,000 children under age 6 were treated in the emergency room for injuries related to corded blinds.†
The Benefits Of Going Cordless
Not only are cordless blinds safer for small children and pets, these stylish blinds bring a clean, modern, and attractive look to any size window while offering privacy and security to residents.
If you need to replace missing or broken corded blinds, act soon. Most suppliers have already discontinued sales of corded blinds, but for a limited time, HD Supply Facilities Maintenance will offer a selection of Champion® corded blinds for our customers.
Safety Tips For Units With Corded Blinds:
Move cribs, beds, furniture, and toys away from windows
Eliminate any dangling cords
Keep tasseled pull cords as short as possible
Anchor continuous-loop cords on draperies and vertical blinds to the floor or wall
Get Cut-To-Fit Blinds For Any Window
When you're ready to transition to cordless blinds, count on HD Supply Facilities Maintenance to deliver the quality styles and sizes that fit your décor, your budget, and your windows. Learn how to measure your blinds. We cut blinds to your exact measurements and most orders ship within 7-10 business days. Learn more here.