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Window Covering Safety

Certified Best for Kids

What you should know about window covering safety.

The window covering industry and the federal government have developed child safety standards to minimize the risk associated with free-hanging cords on window coverings. As a member of the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC), Next Day Blinds is committed to incorporating the latest and most effective child-safe technologies in our products. View our safety reference chart.

If your household includes small children, here are a few more things to keep in mind to keep them safe.

Cordless

Next Day Blinds is proud to offer a variety of cordless window coverings. Cordless window coverings provide a beautiful aesthetic and are inherently safer for children and pets. Next Day Blinds has many products Certified Best for Kids through the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) third party certification program.

*Not available online, visit a store or schedule an in home consultation.

Anchored Tensioners

Many Next Day Blinds window coverings are available with lift systems that use a fixed-length anchored and tensioned cord loop. While not cordless, these shades do eliminate free-hanging cords. To be effective, it is critical that these cord loops be properly anchored and tensioned. If at any time a cord anchor becomes detached or a cord separates from its anchor, please reattach or notify us immediately and we will service it at no charge - if we installed it.

EasyLift Option/Looped Control

EasyLift/Looped Control

With no free-hanging cords, your shades are easily raised and lowered using the continuous loop operation. Available as an option on our Honeycomb Shades, Soft Roman Shades, Woven Wood Shades, Roller Shades, and Savannah Shades.

Breakaway Cords

As a local business that built its reputation on customer care, Next Day Blinds really does care about your family's safety. We're doing our part by making sure that all of our window coverings are ANSI compliant and incorporate the latest safety technologies, including breakaway cord consolidators.

Separates under weighted pressure
Separated inside view
Snapped together
Wood Blinds
Mini Blinds
Duofold Honeycomb Shades
Duofold Soft Roman Shades

Living Safely with Cords

If children or pets visit your home or office and you have corded window coverings, we urge you to make them as safe as possible by taking a couple of simple precautions:

Use cord cleats

Make free-hanging cords inaccessible to young children by securely wrapping cords onto cleats when not in use. Cord cleats are available free of charge from Next Day Blinds - just ask.

Don't tie cords together

NEVER knot multiple free-hanging cords together to form a closed loop; always keep them untangled.

Child Safety Retrofit Kit

Prevent cord accidents with your FREE child safety retrofit kit from Window Covering Safety Council. A safety brochure with retrofit instructions is included with each order. Order Here.

Safety Reference Chart

The chart below provides a listing of each product's compliance as well as the available safety features. Call 800-963-9832 or click to ask a question.

CORDLESS ALTERNATIVES
OTHER SAFETY FEATURES
Cordless
Motorization
Wand Control
Single Cord below Separator
Cord Cleat
BLINDS
Wood*
Faux*
Aluminum
Vertical
SHADES
Honeycomb
Roller
Soft Roman
Savannah Shadings
Pleated
Natural Woven
SHUTTERS
Premium Hardwood
Vinyl

*Wood and Faux Wood Blinds are available with cordless lift. Wood Blinds are available completely cordless with optional wand tilt.

Note: Not all features are available throughout the entire product collection, except Shutters.

Window Covering Safety Council

The WCSC is a coalition of major U.S. window covering manufacturers and retailers dedicated to educating consumers about window safety. Learn more about the WSCS.

In 2015, WCSC launched the Best for Kids certification program to help consumers and retailers easily identify products for homes with young children. Learn More about the Best For Kids Certification Program.