ORANGE, CA - (Marketwired - Aug 20, 2013) - Since the Window Covering Manufacturers Associations' new safety standards for window coverings went into effect earlier this year, Budget Blinds has continued to work with their manufacturers to ensure that all their window coverings meet and exceed these standards. In the spirit of Child Safety Awareness month happening in September, Budget Blinds is excited to share child-friendly window coverings that meet the national safety standards without sacrificing the beauty of the home. These adjustments and window covering options can be applied to every room in every home to make it a secure space for your children and a beautiful and enjoyable place to live.
For all homes there are certain safety adjustments that can be made to every window to make them more child-safe. These adjustments are simple changes that any family can make to improve the security of their home environment.
Since children spend much of their unsupervised time in their bedrooms, especially during the night, these rooms pose perhaps the greatest threat to the safety of your children. Beds should be positioned against windowless walls and items that could be considered as "hidden stepstools" should be kept away from walls with windows as well.* These adjustments should be made in all bedrooms the children have access to.
Though a child's bedroom may be the most obvious opportunity for cord strangulation, communal rooms pose frequent threats as well. Again, furniture that can serve as a stool for children to reach window cords should be moved away from the walls.
Though high counters should seem like effective barriers for preventing small children from reaching cord pulls, highchairs, step stools, dining room chairs and even low shelving can give youngsters the ability to reach window cords.
For more information about these and more child-safe window covering options, visit theBudget Blinds website and help to make your home a safe place for everyone in your family.
Based in Orange, California, Budget Blinds was founded in 1992 and currently boasts over 800 franchise territories serving nearly 4,000 cities throughout the United States and Canada. The company offers customers a full line of quality window coverings and provides free in-home consultations as well as measuring and installation services. Budget Blinds has been recognized as a leader in the franchise industry by organizations such as Entrepreneur, AllBusiness, Inc. and Franchise Business Review. With a strong vendor alliance program and growing product portfolio, Budget Blinds is the clear franchising leader in the multi-billion dollar window coverings market.