safe window treatments

October is Window Covering Safety Month, and you may not even consider your window treatments as a potential safety hazard to your little ones or pets. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, window treatments with operating cords are considered one of the top five hidden hazards in homes. Operating cords can be a strangulation hazard to your pets and kids. Here are some safe window treatments for kids and pets from Hunter Douglas.

Hunter Douglas makes safety a top priority for your kids and pets. With these cordless and inaccessible cord options, you can feel at ease with your window treatment options. 

Automated Options

Automated window treatments are free of operating cords and can be adjusted with the push of a button or even with an app. Powerview Automation even allows for scheduling and can automatically adjust at certain times of the day (like nap time or playtime). 

Hunter Douglas also offers the LiteRise system in a variety of styles. On this option, you simply push the shade up to raise it or pull it down to lower it. 

Lastly, Hunter Douglas offers the SoftTouch Motorization, a battery-powered option that allows you to raise and lower shades with a wand. 


Shutters are also a great option and do not have cords. Hunter Douglas offers shutters in a variety of materials from hardwood to vinyl to composite. 

Retrofit Kits

Replacing window treatments with operating cords is the safest route but may not be an option for you. In the meantime, you can reduce cord access on certain older products by ordering free retrofit kits from the Window Covering Safety Council here

We hope this gave you a few ideas for safe window treatments for kids and pets and overall, some peace of mind. Follow along as we share more design ideas on our social media channels and blog! And as always, our team is here to help if you’re ready to dive into the world of window treatments or safer window treatment options.