Blog posts in category: Safety and Quality Assurance

NEW Child Safety Standard in Window Coverings Takes a Village

Those in the window treatments industry as well as anyone who has purchased a window shade or blind are familiar with the ubiquitous warning labels affixed to the bottom of the product. Nobody loves having the label on their hem bar, but what those labels facilitate is more than worth the small annoyance. The basic design of many window blinds and shades has long featured cords to lift and raise the product. Though functional, the…read the full post

Child-Safe Window Treatments: October and Beyond

I am cute. I am cuddly. I am going to grow. And walk. And climb. And reach for everything I see. Even when you’re near, or you look away for a second, or pass from one room to another. Or when you are in the kitchen and I’m just in the connected living room playing. Even when you’re concentrating on making dinner, or changing my sibling’s diaper. Or when the phone or doorbell rings. Or…read the full post

Corded Window Treatments and Child Safety is No Joke

by Kim Newby for Insolroll Many of you in the window treatment industry will have seen this viral video by Parents for Window Blind Safety and Red Castle Productions. If not, here it is so you can get up to speed: This film is hard to watch. It’s heartbreaking. And yet, when you view it on YouTube, you will see many ignorant and even snarky comments by YouTube users. This is disturbing, and yet, not…read the full post

How Safe are YOUR Window Shades? Part 2

Read Part 1: How Safe are YOUR Window Shades? Child-safe, Continuous Bead Chain Operated Window Shades The biggest danger associated with corded window treatments is that of a dangling cord forming a loop around a child’s neck. Insolroll has addressed this, meeting and exceeding the safety standard, with our proprietary Metal Select Locking Chain Guide. Metal Select was designed to stay attached to the wall securely, keeping the bead chain from dangling. Its spring-loaded locking mechanism…read the full post

How Safe are YOUR Window Shades? Part 1

Whether you have children of your own, grandchildren, or even children of the furry kind, this is an issue that is high interest for many. Some people just want to be sure their homes are safe, and to avoid hassles when they sell the home one day. Real estate professionals now warn clients to remove window treatments from a home on the market that are not child safety compliant to avoid culpability after the sale.…read the full post

Child Safety in Roller Shades: Insolroll Raises the Bar

  Insolroll, Inc. has created durable child safety roller shade solutions that are compliant with the new American National Standard for Safety of Corded Window Covering Products (ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012). Insolroll provides cord-free, single cord pull, continuous bead chain pull roller shades that meet and exceed new standard implemented by a joint effort of the Window Covering Manufacturers Association and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Insolroll Metal Select locking chain guide for bead chain loops sets the…read the full post