(Orange, Calif. October 20, 2015) – Budget Blinds®, the largest window coverings franchise in North America with over 1,000 territories, announced a system-wide push to further educate consumers about child-safe window covering products, including offering window covering safety audits to homeowners and providing Child Safe Retrofit kits that modify blind or shade cords in the home to reduce the risk of strangulation.
“Child safety has always been a top priority for Budget Blinds,” said Chad Hallock, CEO and Co-Founder of Budget Blinds. “Our franchise owners are product experts in window covering safety, and our goal is to help educate consumers on products, options, and features to keep their home safe while still enjoying beautiful window coverings.”
According to Budget Blinds, their manufacturing partners are in accordance with safety regulations as determined by the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) and Health Canada. They also participate in WCMA’s new “Best for Kids” program, a safety program in which products must be submitted to a WCMA recognized third party testing laboratory. Products that meet stringent criteria will be eligible to be listed and labeled on
packaging and materials as “certified” Best for Kids.
“We consistently work with our manufacturing partners to provide better and more innovative products when it comes to child safety, such as motorization and cordless systems. We work extremely hard to ensure that our partners meet all safety regulations. And we don’t stop there. We train, support, and educate our franchise owners so they in turn can educate their consumers and homeowners,” said Tracy Christman, Vice-President of Vendor Alliance for Budget Blinds.
Child-safe window covering product options include cordless lift, wand controls, cord cleats, motorization, sliding track systems, and shutters, which are inherently cordless. To learn more about child safe window coverings by Budget Blinds, visit the website or read more on the Budget Blinds’ blog.
About Budget Blinds®
Budget Blinds was founded in 1992 and currently boasts over 1,000 franchise territories serving over 7,500 cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company offers customers a full line of quality window coverings including shutters, shades, blinds, draperies and window film. It also provides free in-home consultations as well as complete measuring and installation services. Budget Blinds has been recognized as a leader in the franchise industry by organizations such as Entrepreneur, AllBusiness, Inc. and Franchise Business Review. With a strong vendor alliance program and growing product portfolio, Budget Blinds is the clear franchising leader in the multi-billion dollar window coverings market. For more information on Budget Blinds, visit budgetblinds.com or connect with us on Facebook at
facebook.com/budgetblinds. For franchise opportunities, please visit budget-blinds-franchise.com.