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Child and Pet-Friendly Blinds and Shades

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Safety Is Everything

Safety is the most important consideration for homes with young children or pets. The window coverings you select should have no looped or loose pull cords, and wands should be out of your child's reach, so it's best to look for cordless or motorized window treatments.


The LiteRise® system from Hunter Douglas is a great cordless option because it's easy to operate. Simply push the window covering up to raise and pull down to lower – and your blinds and shades stay right where you put them.

The LiteRise® operating system is available on many of our Hunter Douglas shades and blinds, including Silhouette® Window Shadings and Provenance® Woven Wood Shades.

Alt Text Make sure to select a cordless operating system, such as LiteRise by Hunter Douglas.

Automated Window Coverings

The inherent cordless design of automated window treatments provides you and your family with ultimate convenience and enhanced safety at the window.

PowerView® Automation lets you control your shades automatically with a simple push of a button, a tap on a mobile device or even with voice control if your shades are connected to a compatible smart-home system.

Using the PowerView App, you can also set an auto-schedule for your window treatments to move them to the exact position you want throughout the day.

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Retractable Cord Systems

You could also opt for the UltraGlide® retractable cord system because it keeps cords at a constant length. Since there are no messy, dangling cords, UltraGlide offers a clean, polished appearance as well as enhanced child and pet safety.

The UltraGlide® operating system is available on a wide selection of our Hunter Douglas shades and blinds, including Designer Banded Shades and Design Studio Roman Shades.

The UltraGlide operating system The UltraGlide operating system.

Young Children and Window Cords Don't Mix

The window coverings industry uses warning tags, labels, and other methods to communicate the potential hazards of corded window coverings. The warning shown here, for example, communicates the important message about cords being a potential strangulation hazard and suggests choosing cordless or inaccessible-cord alternatives.

For more info and repair kits for other window covering products, visit the Window Covering Safety Council website.

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