There are several ways in which you can retrofit existing blinds so they are safer for children. Continuous cord loop controls should be attached with a cord cleat at the bottom. Blinds made before 2001 should be replaced or repaired so they are child safe.

Below is a list of common safety upgrades available:

Tile Cutout Shades

Blinds w/ this Upgrade:
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Tile Cutout

Tile cutouts are used when the bottom portion of the window is smaller than the top due to tile or molding.

Advantages
  • Tighter fitting blinds allows for better light control and privacy.
Disadvantages
  • Additional cost. Most manufacturers charge anywhere from $10-$30 per cut. That could be as much as $60 per shade if both sides need to be cut.
 
Continuous Cord Loop Shades

Blinds w/ this Upgrade:
 Honeycomb Shades
 Roller Shades

Continuous Cord Loop

The continuous cord loop upgrade offers a stronger lift mechanism ideal for larger window shades. Designed with a looping cord that returns into the headrail. Standard lift cords become longer as they are pulled while continuous cord loop cords remain the same length.

Advantages
  • Easier lift for larger blinds.
Disadvantages
  • Cost. Continuous Cord Loop is an additional cost than a standard lift cord.
 
Remote Control Shades

Blinds w/ this Upgrade:
 Roman Shades
 Roller Shades
 Solar Screen Shades

Remote Control/Motorization

Motorization allows the window shades to opened or closed with the use of a remote control. Raise and lower your shades by use of a remote, wall control, or an automated timer.

Advantages
  • Ease of use.
  • No dangerous cords.
  • Appeal. Cords are not visible.
Disadvantages