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Child Safety at the Window

Blind pull cord child strangulation is real and present and unfortunately occurs more often than the general public is aware of.  

Meaning that roman shades, roller blinds, Top-Down/Bottom-Up shades, and any other treatments with a cord will no longer have pull cords, and will be replaced with child-safe retractable UltraGlide™ and LiteRise™ lifting systems that eliminate the possibility of strangulation. Another more effective preventative measure is completely eliminating the pull cords and ordering Cordless PowerView® Motorized Shades. Consider upgrading your window treatments to keep up to date with health standards.

Designed With Safety In Mind

Child Safety at Blind Magic

Children are innately curious about the world around them. So, even basic household items like window fashions 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 Blind Magic. Hunter Douglas developed a wide range of products to help significantly reduce the risk of accidents by eliminating potentially hazardous free-hanging or exposed operating cords.

From cordless alternatives to motorized systems, we offer many innovative operating systems designed with safety, convenience, and beauty in mind. Choose from an abundant array of colors and materials that complement your nursery today and your teen’s room tomorrow. Read on to learn more about the many safety features we offer and visit our gallery showroom to see our full collection of custom window fashions.

From 1989 to November 2018, Health Canada is aware of 39 strangulation fatalities in Canada related to corded window coverings.

Cordless Operating Systems

With the 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 products.
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 fashions 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.


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.


Wand control eliminates looped pull cords completely, replacing them with a wand that remains safely out of a child’s reach. On certain vertically-oriented window fashions, 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.

Prevention Begins With Awareness

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Blind Magic Edmonton Showroom
10615 170 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5P 4W2


Blind Magic Corporate Office
12510 128 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5L 1C8