If you have pets, you probably treat them just like another member of the family. Which is why it’s important to take your pet into consideration when you shop for new window treatments—you want to be sure you get it just right. No window covering is completely safe from chewing and scratching, but you can take precautions to minimize the hazards. Please talk to one of the trained consultants at Bretz Interiors in Lakewood to learn more about all the products that are child- and pet-safe. [Read more…]
In October, Child Safety Month, we posted about how to keep kids and pets safe around window treatments. Here at Bretz Interiors in the greater Denver area, we feel that it’s such an important topic that we’re adding more information now. With advancements made in window treatment options, there is no reason for us to lose another child through “Infant Cord Strangulation.”
The Window Covering Industry uses tags to help communicate the important message of child safety and the potential strangulation hazards of corded window treatments. Look for those as you shop, to stay informed about your choices. And know that, with the many innovative operating systems from Hunter Douglas, dangerous dangling cords don’t ever have to be an issue. Some simple choices include:
- Clutch Lifting System—the spring clutch lifting system raises and lowers shades without any cords
- Wand Control—a wand controls all functions without any cords. Perfect for vertically oriented window treatments
All too often, people don’t consider window coverings as being a hazard to children or pets. Yet, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, window treatments with dangling cords are among the top five hazards in American homes.
In recent years, Hunter Douglas, the leader in child and pet safety, has added numerous improvements to traditional window treatment operations, as well as providing cordless options to make your home safe from potential hazards. At Bretz Interiors, we are a Hunter Douglas dealer serving the Denver area, and if you’re thinking about buying new child-safe blinds or shades, we have many options for you to choose from. [Read more…]