In December 2009, the Consumer Products Safety Commission and the Window Covering Safety Council announced a “voluntary corrective action plan” to repair Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds to prevent the risk of strangulation to young children. Also, while I am a fan of pinch pleat draperies,be aware that standard traverse rod kits may come with “looped” draw cords that can also pose strangulation to children (and pets, too).
And there are other issues you need to be aware of when it comes to window covering safety.
To find out more, head to the website hosted by the Window Covering Safety Council. In fact, you’re likely spring cleaning — put this first on your list to check! And remember to always Be Safe/Renovate Safe.