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Child Safety

Duette® PowerRiseTM Remote Control System

Designed with safety and convenience in mind.  Duette PowerRise has a built-in Safety Stop.

When the shade touches an object in its path while being lowered, it stops moving. Most importantly, it also has no cords, making the home safer for children.




Break-Thru® Safety Tassel

In response to safety concerns, Hunter Douglas was the first manufacturer to introduce the Break-Thru Safety Tassel as a standard feature on all horizontal blinds. The patented Break-Thru safety tassel is designed to break apart with minimal pressure, causing the cords to separate and release if a small child or animal should become entangled in the cords.

PermAssure® Safety Wand

The PermAssure Safety Wand completely replaces a vertical blind's chain and control cord with one easy-to-use wand that opens and traverses the blind and is out of the reach of children.

Cord Tensioning System for All Cord Loop Products

A two-part assembly cord tensioning system which doubles as a cord weight and contains a spring-loaded pulley. When the tensioner is hooked onto the cord tensioning bracket, the cord loop is held taut, reducing the possibility of a child wrapping or looping the cord around his or her neck. Brackets are available for attachment either inside or outside the window casement.



Cord Safety Kits

Also available for loose cords is a Child Safety Kit that includes two cord cleats, mounting screws, and installation instructions.
The cleats should be attached 6" to 12" apart at a safe height, taking into account furniture or other objects upon which a child may climb. Then, after each use of the shade, simply wrap the excess cord around the cleats. It's fast, easy, and safe.
In addition to cord cleats, there are three other basic ways to keep cords out of a child's reach:

  1. Cord Clip. Clip the cord to itself using a clip or other clamping device.
  2. Tie. Wrap or tie the cord to itself.Cord
  3. Tensioner. Designed for continuous cord loops, it holds the loop taut and secure.



No safety product can replace adult supervision.
Fortunately, accidents involving window covering cords don't happen every day. But, obviously, even one accident is too many. Please take serious steps to help ensure child safety. And Hunter Douglas will continue to aggressively implement measures to help protect children and pets.

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