Thursday, March 1, 2012

Cord Safety

Safety First!

At Window Treatments by Melissa we strive to make our products the best in quality, style and function. Safety is a top priority. Our Roman Shades cording system is in compliance with the Window Covering Safety Regulations. Click here if you are interested in reading in detail about the Window Covering Safett Standards.

Exposed cords on the back of a Roman Shade pose a threat as they can be made in to a hazardous loop if pulled away from the shade. Our shades enclose the cord in a case that is sewn to the back of the shade.

The two cases that run down the length of the shade are the cord cases and the five that run down the width are dowel rod cases (which make the shade a flat roman shade).

The outer edges of the cord case are sewn to the front and back of the shade. The center of the case is left open for the cord to move freely. When sewn to the back of the shade, the case prevents the cord from being pulled away from the shade.

In our shop cord locks are an additional $10 and are an uprgade. The shade needs to have a cord lock to be in complete compliance with the safety standards. Be sure to order your cord locks for your safe roman shades!

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