Safe Blinds for Children and Pets - Normandeau Window Coverings

Safe Blinds for Children and Pets

When purchasing new blinds, you must remember that the cords on blinds and shades pose a significant choking hazard to children and pets.

Children are so curious about the world around them. So, even basic household items like window fashions can turn into potential hazards for them. Making blinds safer for homes with infants, young children and pets is a top priority at Hunter Douglas.

At Normandeau Window Coverings, we proudly and exclusively offer Hunter Douglas products. We feel we have a responsibility to educate our clients about safety hazards in their home when it comes to window blinds and we take it very seriously because safety is serious business.

Hunter Douglas has developed a wide range of products to help significantly reduce the risk of accidents by eliminating potentially hazardous free-hanging or exposed operating cords. Together the Window Covering Safety Council, the Government of Canada, Hunter Douglas and our team here at Normandeau, we encourage you to install only cordless blinds in locations where young children are typically present.

Hunter Douglas offers a wide array of operating system options and products for enhanced child and pet safety. From cordless alternatives, motorized systems, retractable lift cords, to cord tensioners and wand controls. The offerings are innovative, designed with safety, convenience and beauty in mind.



With LiteRise cordless operating system you simply use your fingers to raise or lower the product. The LiteRise system eliminates the need to have an operating cord, while also offering a more streamlined appearance. This system is available with many Hunter Douglas blinds.


A value-priced alternative to the LiteRise system, the SimpleLift™ system enhances both beauty and safety. Just raise and lower with the contoured bottom rail—no handle or cords required with this cordless operating system.


Most Hunter Douglas window blinds are available with PowerView Motorization, which provides effortless, cordless operation. With the PowerView App, you can program your shades to reposition on a schedule that you set. Or use the decorative Pebble® remote to move your shades on command. PowerView Motorization also integrates seamlessly with many other smart home automation systems.


SoftTouch™ Motorization is a battery-powered system with wand-controlled operation. Gently pull down on the wand to lower shades and push up to raise them. Operation is intuitive and easy with click-and-walk-away functionality that provides superior child and pet safety since there are no cords. An added feature is the ability to set a favorite shade position.


The Hunter Douglas Vertiglide™ operating system is the ideal choice for side-to-side openings, sliding glass doors or as a room divider. No dangling operating cords, chains or wands make the Vertiglide system a natural choice for enhanced safety.


On certain vertically-oriented blinds, a single, sleek wand controls all functions and replaces potentially hazardous operating cords.


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.


Beyond Hunter Douglas’ industry-leading cordless operating systems, they have pioneered other safety options and features to address the hazards associated with free-hanging operating cords, while still maintaining beauty and ease of operation.


This convenient click and walk away system uses a retractable wand mechanism to raise and lower shades. Featured on the popular Duette honeycomb shades, this system enhances child and pet safety.


This combination function integrates both tilt and traverse functions into one easy-to-use control that keeps the cord taut and out of the reach of children.

The window coverings’ industry uses warning tags, warning labels and other methods to communicate the potential hazards of corded window fashions. The warnings communicate the important message about cords being a potential strangulation hazard, and strongly suggest choosing cordless alternatives or products with inaccessible cords.

Strangulation happens quickly and quietly. Protect your family by installing cordless window blinds. Come see us at Normandeau Window Coverings to learn about the largest, most diverse collection of window blinds on the market today offered by Hunter Douglas. As a Hunter Douglas retailer, we strive to outfit your home with only the highest quality and safest products on the market.