If you have children, safety is a serious consideration. Cords on window coverings can contribute to fatal accidents. If you're not
convinced, here is an unsettling fact: every year, about 50 children in the U.S. are injured or killed by strangulation involving window-covering cords. With this in mind, and the level of importance that safety has, it is comforting to know that there are safety products, such as:
A battery-operated remote control system that allows you to raise or lower shades at the touch of a button, thus eliminating the need for cords.
A safety wand which eliminates looped pull cords completely, replacing them with a wand that remains safely out of a toddler's reach.
A safety tassel which is designed to break open under pressure should a child or pet become entangled in the cord loop.
The Cord Tensioner, a specially designed cord weight with spring tension and brackets, which improves the safety of cord-looped products.