Safety First

ODL Add-On Blinds are not only a welcome addition to your exterior door, they can increase safety as well. Cordless blinds are enclosed behind an extra layer of safety glass, eliminating the potential danger present with hanging cords.

Enclosed cords

ODL Add-On Blinds between glass have received the Parents for Window Blind Safety (PFWBS) Seal of Approval and the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) Best for Kids certificate. Both organizations strongly urge parents to use window coverings without accessible cords (such as cordless blinds) in homes with children. ODL is proud to be an industry leader in producing blinds that reduce the safety risk for children and pets.

ODL Add-On Blinds for Doors or Sidelights - enclosed cords

Safety glass

ODL Add-On Blinds are enclosed behind a layer of tempered safety glass. Tempered glass is rated as safety glass and is required for all glass used in exterior entry doors and in other glass units installed near entry doors. Tempered glass fractures into pebble-sized pieces once it is broken, which reduces or minimizes the likelihood of cutting and piercing injuries.

ODL Add-On Blinds for Doors or Sidelights - blinds behind tempered safety glass

Safety certifications

Parents for Window Blind Safety Parents for Window Blind Safety (PFWBS) has granted their safety certification to ODL Add-On Blinds for Doors. PFWBS strongly urges parents to use window coverings without accessible cords in homes with children. Window covering safety plays a vital role in saving the lives of children in preventable accidents. Although all window covering products must be manufactured in compliance with the ANSI/WCMA A1000.2012 safety standard, some can still injure children. PFWBS created the Seal of Approval program over a decade ago to inform consumers of products which have greatly reduced or eliminated the risk of injury to children or pets.

The PFWBS Seal of Approval is a third-party certification program that performs an additional product assessment which highlights the best features to help consumers make the safest choice for window coverings.

Before giving the PFWBS "Seal of Approval," products are sent to the PFWBS Testing Committee for evaluation and review. The PFWBS testing committee reviews independent safety testing and performs a product assessment. Additional testing and reviewing is also performed by accredited testing labs to determine if the product meets the PFWBS safety criteria.

Certified Best for Kids Window Coverings Manufacturers Association (WCMA) has granted their Best for Kids safety rating to ODL Add-on Blinds for Doors. Products under WCMA's (Window Covering Manufacturers Association) "Certified Best for Kids" program must pass stringent requirements to be listed as a suitable product for homes with young children and pets.

ODL Add-On Blinds for Doors or Sidelights - safety certifications