Cord & Chain Tension Devices for Child Safety:
All of our corded window treatment products conform to Health Canada’s Consumer Product Safety Directorate regarding tension device requirements for corded window coverings. It mandates that ALL window treatments manufactured and sold within Canada, which contain control cords or loops to be supplied with cord/chain tension devices. If installed properly, these tension devices will keep control cord/chain loops taught and prevent possible entanglement and strangulation. The tension devices will also lock onto the cord, preventing the shade from operating properly if it is loosened or is pulled away from the window frame or other point of attachment.
Blinds and shades with internal electric motors eliminate the hazards of cord and chain controls. Not only are these products child and pet safe, but automated shades create the possibility of integrating into home or office automation systems for total control and security. Elite’s automated shades can be operated by remote controls, digital networks (smartphone, tablet, computer etc), or wired switches.
Cordless controls make use of internal spring mechanisms to allow the window treatment to be operated by hand without the use of any control cords or chains.