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Concerned About Child Safety? Choose blinds and shades with safer options

Make Your Windows Safer for Kids and Pets

Cordless
When selecting options for your blinds and shades, look for the “Safer for Kids” label.

Put safety first in your home with cord-free and motorized options from American Blinds. Window cords are one of the top 5 hidden hazards in the home and can pose a strangulation risk to small children and pets. To keep your home safer, choose from the Safer for Kids Blinds and Shades below.

Each product will have additional safety information in the Product Description located on the product information page. Please review this information before selecting a product.

Cordless operating systems with the "Safer for Kids" label are a better choice for places where children might be present. They're also easy to operate—simply push upward to raise the shade, pull downward to lower it.

For many window treatments you can upgrade to a motorized lift, which is safer for kids and enables you to raise and lower your blind with the touch of a button!

These options also keep your pets safer. Curious furry friends won’t be tempted to play with cords that could be a hazard.

Revised Child Safety Standards - Effective December 2018

The Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) set forth new standards for child safety, to take effect by December 15, 2018. The updated guidelines state that cords on any custom-made window covering cannot be longer than 40% of the height of the window covering, unless a custom cord length is requested.

Bottom Rail Label For All Corded Blinds and Shades

Child Safety Warning Label

Child safety is of utmost concern at American Blinds, and all our products are in line with the new WCMA standards. While these new guidelines are a step in the right direction for child safety, we strongly recommend that you choose a cordless or motorized lift system for your window covering if you have children or pets in the home.

Always check the Child Safety section on our product pages to determine if your product is safer for kids.

Here is a quick guide to choosing safer window treatments by product category:

Angle Tops
all versions are safer for kids
Arches
all versions are safer for kids
Cellular Shades
choose lift options with “Safer for Kids” label
Custom Draperies
all versions are safer for kids
Drapery Hardware
all versions are safer for kids
Fabric Blinds
no product versions recommended for locations where kids may be present
Faux Wood Blinds
no product versions recommended for locations where kids may be present
Mini Blinds
no product versions recommended for locations where kids may be present
Outdoor Shades
choose lift options with “Safer for Kids” label
Pleated Shades
no product versions recommended for locations where kids may be present
Roller & Solar Shades
choose lift options with “Safer for Kids” label
Roman Shades
no product versions recommended for locations where kids may be present
Sheer Shades
choose lift options with “Safer for Kids” label
Sheer Vertical Shades
choose control options with “Safer for Kids” label
Shutters
all versions are safer for kids
Skylights
refer to the safety information located in the Product Description before selecting a product
Sliding Panels
choose control options with “Safer for Kids” label
Vertical Blinds
choose control options with “Safer for Kids” label
Vertical Cellular Shades
all versions are safer for kids
Wood Blinds
no product versions recommended for locations where kids may be present
Woven Wood Shades
no product versions recommended for locations where kids may be present

Shop Blinds and Shades That Are Safer for Kids

View popular choices below, or shop all products that are safer or can be made safer for kids.

Get the latest information about child safety and order free retrofit kits for older window coverings at the Window Coverings Safety Council Website.