Safety


Cords from window blinds and shades can be a serious hazard for toddlers and small children.
The importance of child-safe window blinds and shades can't be understated
Mar 21 2011

While window treatments such as these may seem fairly innocuous to some, they can be a major concern for families with small children.

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A recent study has found that 92 percent of Americans are aware of the dangerous risk of window pull-cords to small children, which has changed how many parents choose their window treatments.
Window cord safety awareness growing
Feb 14 2011

A recent study by the Opinion Research Corporation's Caravan for the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) relayed promising results relating to the issue of window cord safety awareness.

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Incorporate cordless blinds and shades into your home decorating scheme to increase safety for pets and small children.
Cordless blinds safer for small children
Feb 8 2011

Fortunately, many manufacturers now offer cordless designs that work with many of their products so consumers won't have to choose between safety and style.

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Create a safe and beautiful room with cordless window shades
Create a safe and beautiful room with cordless window shades
Oct 7 2010

Parents who are caring for small children may want to create a room that is a safe haven, and NapsNet.com recommends a few ways that a space can be danger-proofed for curious infants and toddlers.

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Create a pet-friendly environment with cordless blinds
Create a pet-friendly environment with cordless blinds
Sep 23 2010

Americans are well-known for loving their pet, and many homeowners go through a lot of trouble to accommodate their furry companion in a residence. There are 82 percent of American households with cats and dogs living alongside their owners, and the Hartford Courant suggests some simple steps that can make things comfortable for pets and people alike.

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Roller shades can keep dogs safe in the summer heat
Roller shades can keep dogs safe in the summer heat
Jun 30 2010

The dangers of summer heat are widely known. When people step outside they are always sure to protect themselves from the harsh UV rays and high temperatures that are there to greet them. While many individuals are aware of the threats, they can forget to take the same precautions when it comes to their dogs. According to the Hudson Sun, the summer heat can have a deadly impact on pets.

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Be safe when it comes to blinds with cords
Be safe when it comes to blinds with cords
Jun 24 2010

With June coming to a close, that also means it is the end of home saftey month. While the month may be almost over, taking the proper precautions to make sure one's house is safe is still crucial, reports the McAlester News-Capital.

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Summer calls for decorations in the baby room
Summer calls for safe decorations in the baby's room
Jun 23 2010

The Reporter Online has recently found that there has been a surge in personalizing rooms for babies. Summer is the ideal time for redecorating a bedroom to suit your child's personality, because there are long daylight hours and it can be a fun activity that involves the family.

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Summer vacation is the time to childproof windows and blinds
Summer vacation is the time to childproof windows and blinds
Jun 8 2010

Summer vacation is almost here and children will undoubtedly be spending more time at home. Parents who want to make their homes more "kid-friendly" may want to start with the windows.

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UK making a push for blind-safety
UK making a push for blind-safety
Jun 1 2010

An English coroner has urged parents with small children to be safer when choosing and installing blinds for their homes, after two tragic incidents occurred within five days of each other. According to the Daily Mail, Coroner Andrew Haigh, of Staffordshire, England, has also asked his government to follow America's lead and ban blinds with looped cords.

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Connecticut seminar teaches parents about child-safe blinds
Connecticut seminar teaches parents about child-safe blinds
Jun 1 2010

New parents who are unsure of how to best decorate their child's room are in luck. According to NorwalkPlus.com, Ring's End Lumber is hosting a free seminar in Wilton, Connecticut, on June 8. Experts will share recommendations on how to dress children's living spaces, including child-safe paint and window blinds.

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