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Window Cord Safety

When it comes to your home, nothing should come in the way of safety. Cords on window treatments can provide a choking hazard to children and pets, which is why we offer a variety of features and options designed to help ensure the safety of your loved ones.

You have high standards for safety. So do we.

Safety is just as important as style. We are continuously looking for ways to improve our products to give you options to help ensure the safety of your family.

The following features on our window treatments have a safety focus:

  • Cordless lift, motorized lift options, and retractable-cord options replace free-hanging cords that could strangle children or pets.
  • Tension devices keep continuous-loop pull cords taut, eliminating free hanging loops.

Guidelines from the Window Covering Safety Council

The Window Covering Safety Council urges parents and caregivers to check all windows for potential cord hazards and make the necessary safety updates:

  • Install only cordless window coverings in bedrooms and sleeping areas for young children.
  • Replace window blinds, corded shades, and draperies with products manufactured on or after June 1, 2024, and which meet updated safety standards.
  • If replacement is not possible:
    • Move all cribs, beds, furniture, and toys away from windows and cords. Keep all window pull cords and inner lift cords out of children’s reach and ensure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit the movement of inner lift cords.
    • Ensure tasseled pull cords are short and continuous-loop cords are permanently anchored to the floor or wall and keep cords out of reach of young children by installing and using cord cleats.
    • Repair window blinds, corded shades, and draperies manufactured before 2001 with retrofit cord kits, available by contacting the Window Covering Safety Council at or 1-800-506-4636.

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Available lift systems by product line

Lift Option Cellular Shades Solar/Roller Shades Faux Wood Blinds Vinyl Blinds Vertical Blinds
Motorized Lift or Tilt      
Cordless Lift  
Cordless Bottom Up / Top Down        
Continuous Loop Lift      
Wand Control        
Graber Blinds are certified best for kids Use caution around with kids around window cords
Window Blind Cord Strangulation Risk


STRANGULATION HAZARD - Young children can be strangled by cords. To prevent strangulation, purchase cordless products or products with inaccessible cords. Immediately remove this product if a cord longer than 22 cm or a loop exceeding 44 cm around becomes accessible.

RISQUE D’ÉTRANGLEMENT - Les enfants en bas âge peuvent s’étrangler avec des cordes. Pour éviter l’étranglement, acheter les produits sans corde ou les produits dont les cordes ne sont pas accessibles. Enlevez immédiatement ce produit si une corde mesurant plus de 22 cm devient accessible ou si le contour d’une boucle de plus de 44 cm devient accessible.

Window blind cord can STRANGLE your child. To prevent strangulation, purchase cordless products or products with inaccessible cords.
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