I want to put up a shade in my daughter's room that blocks the sun. I'm concerned about safety, too, because I've heard of the terrible stories of children being hurt or worse by getting tangled in blinds and cords. What should I use?
We're very concerned with child safety at Hunter Douglas. All Hunter Douglas products provide standard or optional safety features, and some offer more than others. For example, our LiteRise® cordless system has no operating cords. It just pushes up and pulls down from the bottom. The shade or blind raises or lowers evenly to the desired position, and then holds that position, locking in automatically.
Some products offer the UltraGlide® retractable cord system, which is a single cord that is retractable. It hangs about 2/3 of the way down and to pull the shade upward, just pull the cord and it retracts back into the original length. It looks nice and best of all, it is very child and pet friendly.