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Are your windows safe? According to a new study published in Pediatrics, almost 17,000 children were hurt by window blinds between 1990 and 2015. Though most injuries were minor, according to the study, almost 300 children died. When window cords are within reach, it only takes a few seconds for a child to become accidentally tangled. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission lists windows and window blinds as one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes today. Thankfully, there is a solution. Cordless and automated window treatment products provide a greater peace of mind for homes with children. Automated window treatments, such as honeycomb shades, come with a motorized operating system that eliminates window cords altogether and adds a level of convenience with a programmable remote control. Both hardwired and battery-operated options are available on most products. This innovative design is a sleek and versatile option that will not only complement any home interior but provide a safe environment for children. Here are a few of the recommended window treatments options that we offer:

  • Cordless Honeycomb Shades
  • Motorized with Remote Control Honeycomb Shades
  • Cordless Sheer Shades
  • Motorized with Remote Control Horizontal Sheer Shades
  • Cordless Roman Shades
  • Motorized with Remote Control Roman Shades
  • Motorized with Remote Control Roller Shades

The industry is moving forward with a new industry standard proposal that would make cordless blinds the only option available in retail stores and online. A spokesman for the Window Covering Manufacturers Association said the proposed industry standard will have input from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Commission called the standard, “a major step forward in protecting children.” At Contexture, we are committed to offering innovative products that create safer homes for you and your family. From cordless alternatives to motorized shade systems, we offer many unique window treatment options that are designed with safety, convenience, and interior beauty in mind. If you are interested in learning more about any of the window treatment products listed above, please click here or give us a call at 781-332-3030 to visit our Boston showroom and experience these home necessities firsthand.