January 15, 2016

Friday Finds: Window Treatment Project Keeps Kids Safe

untitled

A special project completed during National Window Covering Safety Month will have a lasting impact for children in Anoka.

The stock vinyl mini-blinds at the Little Blessings of Anoka Early Childhood Learning Center were a safety hazard, so the non-profit, Awareness of Blind Cord Safety (ABC’s), organized a project to fix it.

IMG_0926
Old Mini-Blinds at Little Blessings of Anoka had Hazardous Cords and Needed to be Replaced

Hunter Douglas, Hirshfield’s, and Blind Installation & Repair worked together to bring the safe, new window treatments to the learning center.

Hunter Douglas contributed Applause® honeycomb shades with a LiteRise® operating system for every classroom, while Blind Installation & Repair took down the old blinds and handled the reinstallation.

The final installation of the shades was celebrated at a grand re-opening event during National Window Covering Safety Month in October. Window covering safety packages were also distributed to all of the families at the unveiling event.

IMG_0931
New Look: Applause® Honeycomb Shades with a LiteRise® Operating System

The Hunter Douglas product line features the widest selection of child safety products that eliminate lift cords or substantially reduce access to them. The Window Covering Safety Council sponsors National Window Covering Safety Month every October to increase awareness of the potential dangers associated with corded window coverings.

The Window Covering Safety Council encourages parents and caregivers move all furniture, cribs, beds and climbable surfaces away from windows, and follow these basic cord-safety precautions:

  • Keep all window cords well out of the reach of children.
  • Install only cordless window coverings in homes with young children.
  • Make sure tasseled pull cords are as short as possible. Continuous-loop pull cords on draperies and vertical blinds should be pulled tight and anchored to the floor or wall.
  • Be sure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit inner-cord movement.

The Window Covering Safety Council offers free retrofit kits if you prefer to keep your older window treatments.

Hunter Douglas has plenty of great cordless options, including PowerView Motorization System and Pebble Remote Control.

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

Shop at Home

Contact Us Today for a FREE In-Home Consultation.
Get a Free Consultation
Customer Reviews

We’ve Served Countless Satisfied Customers Over Generations

We had a great experience ordering custom shades for our primary bath and bedrooms. A design consultant came to our home and she was great. She listened to us and suggested just the right color and type of shade.

Ione B

Amazing customer service and quality products. They go above and beyond - can’t recommend highly enough!

Diane M

Reliable and efficient best describes Hirshfield's Shop at Home Service. Excellent product delivered as promised.

Jack R

Incredibly excellent service and professionalism! From our first call, to the salesperson, to installation the process was seamless! High degree of professionalism, transparency and on time with all appointments! Lovely staff to work with and they know their products well! Thank you, we are so pleased we choose Hirschfields!

Denise D
Swipe for More
Schedule A Free In-Home Consultation
Call Us Today: (651) 366-6969