Window Covering Safety
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.
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.
BlindsCordless Wood Blinds with Wand Tilt
Vertical Blinds with Wand Tilt*
ShuttersPremium Hardwood Shutters*
ShadesCordless Honeycomb Shades
Cordless Roller Shades
Remote Lift Honeycomb Shades*
Remote Lift Roller Shades*
Remote Lift Savannah Shades*
Remote Lift Woven Wood Shades*
*Not available online, visit a store or schedule an in home consultation.
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.
ShadesEasyLift Honeycomb Shades
EasyLift Soft Shades
EasyLift Woven Wood Shades
EasyLift Roller Shades
Looped Control Roller Shades
EasyLift Option/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.
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.
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.
OTHER SAFETY FEATURES
Single Cord below Separator
*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.