Hunter Douglas Child Safe BlindsChildren are innately curious about the world around them. So, even basic household items like window treatments can turn into potential hazards for them. Making our window fashions safer for homes with infants, young children and pets is a top priority at Hunter Douglas. That’s why Hunter Douglas developed a wide range of products to help reduce the risk of accidents. From cordless alternatives to motorized operation systems, they offer many innovative lifting systems designed with safety, convenience and beauty in mind. Choose from an abundant array of colours and materials that complement your nursery today and your teen’s room tomorrow. Read on to learn more about the many safety features Hunter Douglas offer, and visit to see our full collection of custom window fashions.


  1. Cordless Blinds – LiteRise
    • Hunter Douglas Cordless Blinds LiteriseWith our LiteRise cordless operating system you simply use your fingers to raise or lower the product. LiteRise will eliminate the need to have an operating cord, while also offering a more streamlined appearance.
  2. Cordless Blinds – Simplelift
    • A value-priced alternative to LiteRise, SimpleLift enhances both beauty and safety. Just raise and lower with the contoured bottom rail—no handle or cords required with this cordless operating system.
  3. Motorization
    • Hunter Douglas offers a wide variety of window fashions with motorized options that eliminate lift cords and provide the ultimate convenience. Better yet, your home’s safety is enhanced without the presence of dangling cords. It’s easy to control your motorized window fashions by remote, wireless wall switch or even with a tap on your Apple or Android mobile device thanks to the Hunter Douglas Power Motorization PowerView App.


  1. Vertical Cellular Shades – Hunter Douglas Vertiglide
    • Hunter Douglas Vertiglide ShadeThe Hunter Douglas Vertiglide operating system is the ideal choice for side-to-side openings, sliding glass doors or as a room divider. No lift cords, chains or wands make the Vertiglide system a natural choice to enhance safety.
  2. Wand Control
    • On certain vertically oriented window fashions, a single, sleek wand controls all functions and replaces potentially hazardous operating cords.
  3. Clutch Lifting System
    • Hunter Douglas Wand ControlsFor enhanced safety, our spring-like clutch lifting system features a decorative pull in place of a traditional operating cord to raise and lower the shade.
  4. Custom Shutters
    • All Hunter Douglas shutters are cordless by design, eliminating potential safety hazards posed by operating cords. They add extraordinary beauty to any room and are especially well suited to homes with young children.

Top Alternative Operating Systems for Window Coverings

  1. Retractable Cords – UltraGlide
    • Hunter Douglas Retractable Cord UltraglideA retractable pull-cord enhances safety in this patented Hunter Douglas system. Whether the shade is raised or lowered, the cord maintains a constant length and is less accessible.
  2. Combination of Wand and Cord Control
    • This combination function integrates both tilt and traverse functions into one easy-to-use control that keeps the cord taut.
  3. Cord Tensioner
    • Our cord tensioner is designed with spring tension and bracket. When properly installed, it holds looped cords taut to reduce the risk of an inquisitive child becoming entangled.
  4. Cord Cleat
    • Designed for standard cordlock products, our cord cleat allows excess cord to be tightly wrapped around it for both enhanced safety and a neater appearance at the window.


Look for Warning Notifications on the packaging of all Hunter Douglas Window Coverings

Warning - Hunter Douglas Child Safety NotificationThe window coverings industry uses warning tags, warning labels and other methods to communicate the potential hazards of corded window coverings. The warnings shown here, for example, communicate the important message about cords being a potential strangulation hazard, and suggest choosing cordless alternatives or products with inaccessible cords. Together with the Window Covering Safety Council, Hunter Douglas encourages you to install only cordless window coverings in rooms where young children play and sleep.

At Hunter Douglas, we strive to design products that not only beautify windows and home décor, but also incorporate features with child safety in mind. We encourage you to visit to learn more about the largest, most diverse collection of window fashions on the market today.

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