Over 25 years experience in the custom window treatment business.
Child Safety Treatments and Features
Apex Window Décor is committed to the safety of your child.
Window treatments have posed a serious danger to children of all
ages. Dangling cords and/or continuous cord loops that are not securely
mounted to a hard surface have caused injury and even death in the
past. This danger can easily be avoided with Apex Window Décor’s
child safety solutions. We have a wide variety of treatments andfeatures that offer ease of operation, aesthetic beauty and most
importantly safety for the little ones.
Below is a list of popular treatments and features that Apex Window
Décor recommends. They appear in order of the Apex Safety
Rating, the first being the safest.
- Shutters – Shutters have no cords or fabric and therefore
are listed at the top of our child safety treatment list.
- Motorization – Motorization eliminates dangling cords
drastically lowering the risk of injury. Motorization includes
battery operated treatments. Inquire about the new Platinum Motorized
- Cordless – The cordless operation is available on most
of our treatments. Cordless eliminates dangling cords lowering
the risk of cord related injury.
- Wands – wand drawn treatments (i.e. vertical blinds,
- Continuous Cord Loop – the continuous cord loop is ONLY
safe when the cord tensioners are properly mounted into a hard
surface. If not mounted they could pose a serious danger to children.
Therefore, Apex Window Décor highly recommends mounting
all cord tensioners where possible. (The customer must specify
if the cords should be mounted prior to the date of installation).
- Retractable cord – The retractable cord is offered with
many treatments and although there is a cord it will more likely
be out of the reach of children lowering the risk of cord related
Additional safety precautions include:
- Mounting cord tensioners to a solid surface and/or usage of *cord
cleats where possible to keep cords from the reach of children.
- Keeping furniture a safe distance away from treatments with cords.
- Educating children to the possible dangers that dangling cords
*Apex Window Décor will send up to 5 clear cord cleats free
of charge just by calling 206.725.APEX (2739) and requesting them.
*Apex Window Décor can only recommend treatments
and feature upgrades to lower the risk of injury. Apex Window Décor
does not guarantee any of these treatments to be risk-free. Apex
Window Décor is not responsible for any injury relating to
the window treatments and features we sell.