Roman Shades: 3 Safe Options for Your Home

Jan 13 2010

Do you like the look of Roman shades but are concerned over recent safety recalls? It is possible to install Roman shades anywhere in your house, including the nursery, without fear of injury to your child. You have three safe options for your home and nursery.

Cordless Shades
It is always a good idea and highly recommended that you purchase cordless shades for a nursery. You simply do not want to take any chances with your baby. Since you can purchase cordless roman shades, you can still get the elegance of the roman shade without the worry.

Liner for Roman Shades
Most room darkening Roman shades have a liner, which prevents children access to the string on the shade. It is this string that has caused the recall. When you purchase any Roman shades that have a built in liner like the EnviroFusion Textured Linen Roman Shades, the string is hidden away from little children.

Roman Shades from Blind Chalet
Blind's Chalet is committed to bringing our customers high quality and safe window treatments. You can rest assured any blinds bought from Blind's Chalet is safe and meets quality control standards from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the American National Standard for Safety of Corded Window Covering Products. This self-imposed standard is to ensure the window blinds products we sell meet safety standards.

Consumers can get a retrofit kit for previous orders from the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA). These retrofit kits removes the cords on the back side of the shades. This is not a perfect solution but it is endorsed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Once the cords are removed from the shades they will only be able to be raised manually. Because there are no longer any lift cords to raise and lower the shades, the shades will need to be raised like a cordless shade to the desired height and a metal clip inserted into each loop or ring on the backside of the roman shades to keep them up.
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