"My every day reminder why I sell Hunter Douglas; the industry leader in child safety. Every product Hunter Douglas manufactures is designed with child safety in mind."
Did you know Hunter Douglas has never had a product recalled due to child safety issues?
From cordless manual and motorized operating systems, retractable lift cords, cord tensioners and wand controls, Hunter Douglas offers a wide array of innovative lifting system options for enhanced child and pet safety as well as especially easy operation. Also designed with safety in mind, our Vignette® Modern Roman Shades are constructed with no cords across the back of the shade to eliminate potential hazards associated with these cords.
Look through our child safety brochure for more information about the innovative operating system options available on individual Hunter Douglas product collections.
For additional information and repair kits for older Hunter Douglas window covering products, please visit The Window Covering Safety Council website.
On an idyllic August day in 2009, Kathleen Leeson took her children to church, fed them leftover pizza and planned to take them to the park.
But before they left, she decided to put her 2-year-old foster son, Angel, down for a nap. A short time later, her daughter came out of the bedroom and announced that Angel was “sleeping in the window with something around his neck.”
Ms. Leeson, who lives in Montgomery Village, Md., found him lifeless and hanging an inch off the floor, with a window-blind cord wrapped around his neck. “I was screaming his name and shaking him, and the realization hit me, ‘Oh my God. This can’t be happening.’ ”
For the last 25 years or so, manufacturers of window blinds have installed safety features and offered tips to parents to try to minimize the dangers from their products. Even so, children like Angel continue to strangle on the cords with grim regularity, an average of one a month.