Cordless Blinds: Cutting The Cord Increases Safety

Window blinds are an inexpensive and attractive way to spruce up bare windows in your apartment units. For many years, corded styles were the blinds of choice, but safety concerns led manufacturers to make cordless blinds the new industry standard in 2019.

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According to the Federal Register,* loose pull cords can pose a safety risk for small children. As a result, manufacturers have discontinued corded window blinds. This new industry-wide policy was a result of a collaboration between the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and also supports a voluntary safety standard approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Understanding The Stats

A 2017 study published in the journal Pediatrics showed that between 1990 and 2015, roughly 17,000 children under age 6 were treated in the emergency room for injuries related to corded blinds.

The Benefits Of Going Cordless

Not only are cordless blinds safer for small children and pets, these stylish blinds bring a clean, modern, and attractive look to any size window while offering privacy and security to residents.

Exclusively available at HD Supply, Champion® TruTouch cordless blinds:

  • Have no pull cords to tangle or break
  • Easily lift and lower by hand
  • Lock into position at any height
  • Are easy to install
  • Can be custom cut to fit any window

Still Need Corded Blinds For Replacements?

If you need to replace missing or broken corded blinds, act soon. Most suppliers have already discontinued sales of corded blinds, but for a limited time, HD Supply Facilities Maintenance will offer a selection of Champion® corded blinds for our customers.

Safety Tips For Units With Corded Blinds:

  • Move cribs, beds, furniture, and toys away from windows
  • Eliminate any dangling cords
  • Keep tasseled pull cords as short as possible
  • Anchor continuous-loop cords on draperies and vertical blinds to the floor or wall

Get Cut-To-Fit Blinds For Any Window

When you're ready to transition to cordless blinds, count on HD Supply Facilities Maintenance to deliver the quality styles and sizes that fit your décor, your budget, and your windows. Learn how to measure your blinds. We cut blinds to your exact measurements and most orders ship within 7-10 business days. Learn more here.


Cordless Blinds: Cutting The Cord Increases Safety