3 Blind Mice - products

By: 3 Blind Mice  09-12-2011
Keywords: Blinds, window coverings, Window Treatments

Choosing the right window covering is a daunting task. With so many products on the market, how do you choose the right one for your windows?
CHILD SAFETY Child Safety: 3 Blind Mice Window Coverings is committed to offering safe and healthy window coverings options. We offer tie downs, cleats, and separate lift cords or break away tassels on all of the blinds and shades that we sell. Injuries and deaths from window coverings are Preventable! Please read on to learn how to be safe.When it comes to choosing window treatments most consumers consider color, style, and even privacy. If young children are around the home, then cord control should be another important factor in selecting your window treatments.Although today's window fashions come with built-in cord-safety features, the Window Covering Safety Council believes cordless window coverings are the best choice for use in children's bedrooms and any area of the home where children spend time playing.Cordless designs are rapidly gaining favour with consumers and decorators because of their clean look and streamlined design. Most traditionally corded window fashions are available in cordless styles through the use of spring-loaded mechanisms, battery, or motor operated lift controls, or simple wand pulls. When combined with the scores of new fashion looks in today's window coverings, consumers can pick from a wide choice of high-style cordless designs. Safety Tips:Cords from blinds and curtains can be dangerous to babies and young children.More than 20 deaths from children strangling on cords from blinds and curtains have been reported to Health Canada since 1989. Most of these children were under the age of 3.The cords from blinds and curtains present 2 main strangulation hazards:
  • cords forming a loop in which a child can get caught
  • long cords being wrapped around a child's neck
Whether blinds or curtains are new or old, do not leave cords hanging. Keep the cords high and out of the reach of children. Cut the cords short when blinds are fully down or when curtains are fully closed.
  • Whether the blind is up or down, make sure children cannot reach the cords. Tie them out of reach.
  • Never put a crib, bed, high chair or playpen near a window or a patio door where a child can reach the blind or curtain cord and strangle.
  • Do not put sofas, chairs, tables, shelves or bookcases near windows, this will prevent children from climbing up to reach the blind or curtain cord.
  • Young children can STRANGLE in cord and bead chain loops. They can also wrap cords around their necks and STRANGLE.
  • Always keep cords and bead chains out of children's reach.
  • Move cribs, playpens, and other furniture away from cords and bead chains. Children can climb furniture to get to cords.
  • Attach tension device to wall or floor. This can prevent children from pulling cords and bead chains around their necks.
  • Do not tie cords together. Make sure cords do not twist together and create a loop.

Keywords: Blinds, Window Covering, window coverings, Window Treatments