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October is Window Covering Safety Month

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014


October has started, and that means it is window covering safety month. Many people might not realize how important this month is to advocate for the safety of our children. Even though the window covering industry has made a big push in the last few years to create awareness and promote window shades with child safety features it doesn’t seem to do quite enough. Here are some sad statistics that we want to point out today. It is so important for us to have products in our home that will keep out children safe. Cordless blinds and shades… all the way!

  • Children strangle every 2 weeks in the US on window covering cords
  • Children between the ages of 8 months to 2 years have strangled on cords
  • Injuries can be catastrophic, some never walk, talk or play again
  • Since 1996 355 children have strangled on window covering products
  • Over 40% of these accidents were around products that are compliant with the national safety standard
  • Strangulation is a silent killer; many of the accidents occurred while a caregiver was close by; even in the same room

These statistics are devastating and have unfortunately not gotten much better over the years. With window covering safety month in mind, we are offering free cordless upgrades on many of our products. All Good Housekeeping Roller Shades & Cellular Shades are includes, Comfortex Roller Shades & Comfortex Cellular Shades feature the free upgrade as well. Please, be safe and buy cordless!

Buying Good Housekeeping Blinds and Other Ways to Secure Your Home

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Now that summer is here, millions of children all around the country are waking up with a bigger smile on their faces as school is done for a whole three months. While it’s certainly great to see your children more often, their constant presence does involve some challenges – one in particular is their safety around the home.  The home isn’t exactly a construction site filled with hazards, but children are creative and curious, so it’s important to safeguard your home against possible hazards. Here are several to keep in mind:

  • Keep pots and pan handles towards the oven when cooking: If your child wants to help you cook, that’s fantastic. But even the most prudent child can get a little overzealous, so it’s important to keep handles out of their reach. Many kitchen accidents involve overturned pots of boiled water or heated oil, so by keeping handles towards the back of the oven, your child can help you with safer tasks.
  • Make sure to shade your home with the right blinds: If you have small children, it’s imperative to take a look at the type of blinds you’re using to shade your home. One of the things to consider is replacement if your blinds are ten years or older. If you’re looking for a quality set of window shades that are designed to meet aesthetic demands as well as safety concerns, Good Housekeeping shades are the way to go. Make sure to opt for a cordless design to prevent any choking risks.
  • Secure bookshelves and heavy fixtures with anchors: Climbing things is a natural part of childhood. Children are curious and want to see what the world is like from higher ground. Unfortunately, they are not the most graceful of individuals, and fixtures aren’t meant to hold hundred pound children. Braces and anchors can secure these fixtures, so they don’t tip over, causing possible injury.


Good Housekeeping Blinds and Shades – Reviewed

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Almost 6 months ago we added the Good Housekeeping blinds and shades to our online offering. We wanted to take a look as to how this product line has stacked up to the other brands.

First of, we absolutely love how well rounded the product line is. Ranging from a solid selection in cellular shades as well as fabric roman shades your choice are solids, textures and patterns. Roller shades also offer a great variety of materials, all coordinating with other categories in their stunning prints, colors and patterns. Completely new to us are the vertical panel track shades, which are such a well suited product for large windows or even as a room divider. We love having a product like this now! The horizontal shades and blinds complete the offering, where our vote goes to the Sheer Horizontal Shades, that always translates into sophistication and beauty.

While Good Housekeeping experts put their emphasis on style and quality when they put together this line, they didn’t overlook the importance of safety for households with children and pets, including many products with cordless options. We think that is of utmost importance, considering the accidents that happen every year due to dangling cords which create a serious safety hazard. So, two thumbs up for offering a product with safety in mind.

Unlike other brands the Good Housekeeping brand is sold through authorized internet retailers only. How is that an advantage? It allows to offer products at best possible pricing. No marketing costs and overhead go into the big box stores or other local retailers that have to be serviced, and that means savings to you! Samples are always available through our sample ordering system, making it convenient and easy to view colors and fabrics first, before ordering the product of your choice.

But what stands out, is of course how every shade is backed by a solid warranty. The Good Housekeeping products are backed by the familiar Good Housekeeping Seal. In case a product bearing this seal is found to be defective, the manufacturer will repair it, replace it, or refund the cost to you, the customer.

So, even though this product line is also somewhat new to us, we can say a couple of things for sure: The line is beautiful and can be purchased worry-free, we believe it is simply a smart solution for any home owner.

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