Older window blinds made before 2001 should be repaired or retrofitted so that they are child safe blinds. Window blinds made before 2001 could be hazardous to small children. We strongly recommend replacing all window coverings made before 2001 but if you would like to child proof you window blinds here are some basic steps:

Eliminate Looping Pull Cords

This is a simple procedure. If your window blinds have multiple pull cords all tied with the same tassel, you will need to separate them to prevent strangulation. Simply untie or cut the cords just above the tassel or knob. Attach a separate knob or tassel for each of the cords so they are no longer looping. This is a great way to make your current shades child safe.

Install Cord Tie-Downs

If your window blinds or shades have a continuous cord loop, use a tie down to attach the bottom of the cords to the wall. Insert the cord or chain into the tie-down device and attach the tie-down to the wall.

Install Cord Stops

  1. Lower the window blinds into their lowest position and lock the pull cords.
  2. Near the headrail, pinch the lift cord and slide the cord stop over the cord.
  3. Wrap the end of the horizontal blinds lift cord through the loop created and tighten the knot. The knot should be about one to two inches below the headrail of the window blinds.

Cordless Shades

Cordless lift shades allow you to raise and lower your blinds without cords. This upgrade is great for homes with children because there are no dangerous lift cords. Shades with a cordless lift are safer than shades with lift cords around children.

Blinds Chalet has more than 25 years of experience selling and installing child proof window blinds. Attractive, high quality window blinds that fit any energy saving plan, decorating style, and budget. For information on what types of window blinds, blind accessories, and any other window covering needs, visit www.blindschalet.com.
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