Where did the corded blinds go?

Have you noticed that it is hard to find corded blinds lately?

If you are in the market for window treatments for your home or business, you will have a hard time finding stock corded window treatments from retailers because of safety standards in place. Stock window treatments cannot have cords.

The Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have a new standard to help with eliminating the strangulation hazard with corded window coverings. All manufacturers, distributors, or sellers can only stock cordless or inaccessible cord window coverings. If you need cord window coverings, you will have to custom-order your window coverings from businesses like the Blinds Man.

If you need corded window coverings, you will have to custom-order your window coverings

The Blinds Man is here to help! We are able to custom-order your window coverings to meet your needs. The Blinds Man works with you with every step of the process. Providing you with important details about your window coverings, measuring and installing your custom-order coverings. For whatever reason you need corded window coverings, the Blinds Man has you covered!

“The revised safety standard segments the market between stock and custom-made products because U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commison (CPSC) incident data shows that requiring stock products be cordless or have inaccessible cords would have the most significant and immediate impact on reducing the strangulation risk to young children from certain window covering cords,” said WCMA Executive Director, Ralph Vasami.1

It’s all about the you children.

Children are our future. We have to protect them as much as we possibly can. With these new safety standards, we can ensure that we are protecting all children from strangulation hazards in the home.  “Almost 17,000 children under age 6 were treated for injuries from window blinds in U.S. emergency departments from 1990-2015, researchers report online December 11 in Pediatrics. That translate to an injury rate of almost 3 our of every 100,000 kids.”2

The WCMA also has launched the “Best for Kids” certification. The WCMA created the “Best for Kids” certification program in 2015 to make it easier for consumers shopping for window coverings to identify cordless products.  When you are shopping for stock window coverings, be sure to look for the “Best for Kids” certification symbol.3

The Blinds Man can help you with selecting the window covering that is right for you and your family. We have a wide range of products to select to meet your needs and your style. We offer in-home shopping or you can stop by our store at 468 Southland Drive in Lexington to see our huge selection of window coverings.

Sources
  1. Window Covering Manufacturers Association
  2. Pediatrics – Pediatric Injuries Related to Window Blinds, Shades and Cords
  3. Best For Kids Program