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Window Treatment Safety

Keeping Your Home Safe

Cordless Blinds in Kids Bedroom

Safe and Stylish

In Canada, the safety of window treatments is a top priority. Health Canada has established safety regulations for window coverings to help prevent accidents and injuries, especially among young children and pets. These regulations address various safety issues, including cord safety, warning labels, and product design. To comply with these regulations, window-covering manufacturers and retailers in Canada are required to provide cordless or inaccessible cord window-covering options, warning labels, and safety devices to minimize the risk of entanglement or strangulation.
At 306 Paint and Shades, we take these safety regulations seriously and offer a wide selection of Graber window treatments that meet or exceed Canadian safety standards. We offer cordless and motorized lift options that eliminate cords that could be potential safety hazards to children or pets. Tension pulleys and tie-down devices can be added to continuous-loop pull cords taut and ensure safety. We can also provide cord stops for horizontal blinds that prevent internal cords from slipping through the louvres. Our team of experts can also provide guidance and resources to help our customers ensure a safe and secure environment for their homes and businesses.

Window Cord Safety Guidelines

At 306 Paint and Shades, we urge parents and caregivers to follow Health Canada's window cord safety guidelines and check all window treatments for potential cord hazards to ensure your home is safe:
●Educate children about the potential dangers of window cords and the importance of staying away from them.● It is recommended to install cordless window coverings in bedrooms, playrooms, and other areas children use.● Make sure all cribs, beds, furniture, and toys are moved away from windows and cords, ideally to a wall away from windows.● Make sure tasselled pull cords are short, and continuous-loop cords are anchored permanently to the floor or wall. ●Keep all cords out of reach of children by installing and using cord cleats.● Cord stops must be correctly installed and adjusted to limit the movement of all inner lift cords.● Make sure all cords are locked into position when horizontal shades or blinds are lowered, including when resting on a window sill●Regularly check cords for signs of wear and tear, and replace or repair them as needed.● We recommend replacing any window coverings manufactured before 2001 with new ones that meet the updated Canadian window cord safety regulations.● If you can't replace your window coverings, we recommend repairing any corded blinds, shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with retrofit cord kits.
Graber cordless control options are certified Best for Kids™ by an independent lab.

Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly

Graber window treatments from 306 Paint and Shades aren't just the safest option available! They are a sustainable choice you can feel good about! We are committed to focusing on sustainability wherever possible. From the manufacturing process to your home, we reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible.
Sustainable Manufacturing PracticesWe are committed to supporting sustainable practices to ensure the products we sell are manufactured responsibly for a greener future for all. All waste products such as fabrics, plastics, metals, wood and paper are recycled to keep these materials out of landfills. All of our Graber products are delivered with minimal packaging made with recycled materials. Graber ensures that renewable hardwoods are sourced ethically and processed domestically, minimizing transportation and saving energy.
Improved Energy Efficiency Graber window treatments can help reduce your energy costs by blocking heat from the sun and preventing heat loss through your windows. This not only lowers your energy bills but also benefits the environment and reduces your carbon footprint.
Commitment to Clean AirYou can breathe easier knowing that select Graber window treatments from 306 Paint and Shades use GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified materials with low particle and chemical emissions that help preserve the air we breathe.

Blinds Safety Certification

Window Treatment Safety Regulations

Learn more about how to keep your home by following Health Canada's window covering safety recommendations.

Corded Window Covering Safety Regulations

Learn more about Canada's corded window covering safety regulations to ensure your home is safer for everyone.

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