Child Safety and Window Treatments

Child Safe Window Treatments

Hunter Douglas Duette Cellular Shades for Child Safety

It’s sometimes easy for people to overlook the potential hazards of window treatments, especially when it comes to children and pets. However, window treatments and infants can be a terrible mix. But today, there is no reason for us to lose another child through “Infant Cord Strangulation.” If you have not updated your functioning window treatments, perhaps it is time.

If you have older window treatments, you can order a free retrofit kit by contacting the Window Covering Safety Council by phone at 1-800-506-4636 or by email at You could also get the new, cost-effective Safe-T-Wand. The first option is a simple fashion wand that encases hanging, dangling, and strangling cords. The second option is for woven wood and Roman shades. Called the ProLift™ system, it will lock the strings in place so your children can’t get their head in the cords. Click here to learn more about the Safe-T-Wand retrofit kits and where to buy them. [Read more…]


Architella Honeycomb Shades by Hunter Douglas

Architella Honeycomb ShadesMore and more, we have customers inquire about how their new window treatments can lead to increased energy efficiency. Our first product recommendation to these customers is almost always the Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades. There’s just nothing else like these honeycomb shades on the market. With a state-of-the-art honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design, Architella shades have the industry’s highest level of energy efficiency. In fact, studies have shown that these honeycomb shades can reduce energy loss by up to 50%!

Architella shades are available for every window application. Use them in skylights and specialty shaped windows for light control where you need it most. Pair Architella shades with draperies or use the stylish top-down-bottom-up system for a truly unique look. At Windows & More in Osage Beach, we can help you find the perfect balance of style and functionality with your Architella honeycomb shades. [Read more…]


Blind & Shades – What Are My Options For Child & Pet Safety?

Child Safe Blinds, ShadesDid you know? October is Child Safety Month. Major changes were made to window treatments several years ago to reduce the risk to children, but there are still some styles of window coverings that be made safer. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, window coverings with dangling cords are among the top five hidden hazards in American homes. If you’re concerned about your existing blinds and shades, visit the The Window Covering Safety Council website for more information. [Read more…]


Child-Safe Window Fashions from Hunter Douglas

Child Safe Window TreatmentsThere was a time when stories about window treatment cords harming children were front page news. Today, thanks innovative lifting options from companies such as Hunter Douglas, window treatments are dramatically safer for your kids and pets. Since 1995, in fact, the window treatment industry has been focused on reducing the threat of injury to children posed by looped window treatments. Be sure you do your part by converting to newer window treatments or retrofitting your old ones to ensure the safety of the young children, as well as pets, in your home. [Read more…]