Corded Window Covering Dangers
Older corded window coverings may have looped pull cords or accessible inner cords that could pose a strangulation risk to small children. In addition, tasseled pull cords need to be as short as possible so they are well out of the reach of children … Government safety officials and the WCSC recommend that only cordless window treatments be used in homes with infants and young children.
We offer many cordless window covering options, and strongly recommend them to customers with small children or indoor pets. From cordless and motorized operating systems, retractable lift cords, cord tensioners and wand controls, we offer a wide array of lifting system options for enhanced child and pet safety.
Indoor Air Emission Quality
UL Environment’s GREENGUARD Certification program helps manufacturers create–and helps buyers identify and trust–interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions, improving the quality of the air in which the products are used. All certified products must meet stringent emissions standards based on established chemical exposure criteria.
This means companies with the GreenGuard certification produce products that do not pollute indoor air quality with volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). Eagle River Interiors offers many GreenGuard certified brands and products:
- Hunter Douglas Window Coverings
- Shaw Floors
- Mohawk Carpet
- Pental Quartz Marble & Granite
- Cosmos Granite & Marble
- Mercer Hardwood
There are other air quality certifications, just because a product is not GreenGuard certified it does not mean it causes bad air quality. To see other certifications, and eco-friendly products, visit our Eco-Friendly Choices page.