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Window Coverings Can Be Dangerous

Safe window coverings are very important. It is not an over the top number, but a certain amount of children and pets are killed or damaged by window coverings cords every year. If you have a dependent, obviously you want to provide the best level of safety for them. This blog will discuss some new information as of September 2022.

There is an organization called the CPSC that has some mandates about safe window coverings that they are trying to enforce in the near future. Whether it goes through or not, the safety of your family is important. Below the video, you will see the link to the agency mandates.

CPSC Guidelines

Their Trapping Isn’t Always Funny

Here is the link to the CPSC site where it suggests cordless window coverings:

https://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/News-Releases/2022/CPSC-to-Consumers-The-Safest-Window-Coverings-When-Young-Children-Are-Present-Are-Cordless

The following is a copy of the information that was posted along with the video above:

There is new regulation coming in relation to window coverings in regard to safety issues. Cords have the ability to cause serious injury or even death in children or pets. As a result, the CPSA (Consumer Product Safety Act) which is a governmental agency, is coming out with new mandates for the window coverings industry. They have come out with other regulations in the past, but this next one will be even more banning. The last I heard, this agency was planning on directing that no cords be exposed at any length over 8” as of October 2022. The manufacturers in the industry have been pushing back against these mandates, but it will be interesting to watch what happens. This video shows a very common selection, the cordless honeycomb or cellular shades. I hope that you will always put the safety and health of your dependents as your priority. If you would like us to help you with your exchange of your corded blinds or shades with a cordless version, please let us know. You can contact us at www.kemplerdesign.com.

Here are links to other types of lift systems, but keep in mind that some of them may be discontinued after the CPSA mandate comes down:

https://youtu.be/OjlJvteFr5k – UltraGlide

https://youtu.be/yLcIWa-YoDM – PowerWand

https://youtu.be/jwPlJ1nHjZE – EasyRise

https://youtu.be/JClqAs4FpEU – PowerView with Automation

There are others too, but these give you an idea of some of the options for window treatment controls.

Summary of Safe Window Coverings

How will you know which system is best for you? If you do good research, you will be able to make great decisions. Our clientele appreciate working with us because we help them to understand all of these factors and then help them to make the right choices. If you would like to work with us, please contact us. Thank you for reading this important blog.

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Kempler Design is located in Reno NV and serves the northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe regions with a mobile design showroom. Paul Kempler, its founder is considered a window fashions expert and a good designer. Kempler Design has been featured in many prestigious projects, including the HGTV dream home in Lake Tahoe. Kempler Design works with homeowners as well as interior design firms looking for a local contact in the Reno/Tahoe area or is available for travel.

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