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Safer Window Coverings

Exploring a new law prompts homeowners to upgrade

Article by John Barnes

Photography by Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions

Originally published in Red Rock City Lifestyle

Homeowners are exploring ways to enhance home safety as a new law requiring window treatments to be cordless goes into effect. The ruling aims to eliminate the strangulation risks posed by corded blinds and shades, particularly for young children and pets.

In the wake of this legislation, many households are now investigating their options for upgrading outdated window coverings and moving to cordless window treatments, seeking solutions that not only prioritize safety but also complement their home's aesthetic. This shift presents a prime opportunity for homeowners to explore the latest innovations in window treatments, embracing designs that blend functionality and style.

Here, we dig into this ruling that is the result of a collaborative effort by the Window Covering Manufactures Association, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and the American National Standards Institute.

The change aims to address the grave risks associated with corded window coverings, primarily the danger of strangulation among young children and animals. Data from safety organizations indicates that corded window treatments pose a significant strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers. The CPSC has reports of numerous incidents over the years where children have become entangled in window covering cords, leading to tragic outcomes.

Manufacturers will eventually stop offering corded window treatments. If your current home has corded window treatments, you should consider upgrading to newer, safer, cordless treatments.

Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions stands out as a leading provider of safe, stylish, and innovative cordless window treatments. In addition to its great reputation for superior quality and service, Sunburst is known for:

1.      Diverse Cordless Options that meet various aesthetics and functionality, including:

Cord Tensioners: These devices secure any cords, preventing them from dangling freely. Offered as inside mount installation or outside mount.

Cordless Lift: Popular option on new shades that allows raising and lowering blinds without a cord.

Wand Control: Instead of corded blinds, a simple wand opens and closes the blind slats. Available with Cordless Lift.

Motorized: Motorized shades can be controlled via remote or auto set up, eliminating manual operation and cords.

Shutters: For the ultimate convenience and safety, shutters offer premium safety, energy efficiency, and beauty.  Sunburst’s Polywood shutters add an extra layer of protection with their built-in weather-stripping, which is a feature exclusive to Sunburst.

2.      Commitment to Safety and Quality: Sunburst Shutters produces high-quality window treatments that meet and exceed safety standards. Their products are custom made to fit any type of window in any shape.

3.      Expert Consultation and Installation: To help you make the transition to cordless window treatments, Sunburst Shutters offers a free in-home consultation. Their experts help find the perfect cordless window treatment to ensure optimal safety and aesthetic.

With their array of options, strong commitment to safety and quality, and expert consultations, Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions ( will help you make the transition easily with the best products and special financing incentives. Free consultations are available to help you make the best decisions for your home. 

As homeowners ruminate on the new mandate of cordless window coverings, it's clear that prioritizing safety doesn't have to come at the expense of style or functionality. The transition to cordless treatments presents an opportunity to explore innovative designs that not only eliminate potential hazards but also enhance the aesthetic appeal of living spaces. By embracing this change, families can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing their homes are safer for children and pets, while also creating environments that reflect their personal tastes and preferences.

Eliminating cords from window treatments significantly decreases the risk of harm. Cordless window coverings prevent entanglement, safeguarding even the most curious children.