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WebbLok Cordless Shades Featured in Latest Issue of Behavioral Healthcare Magazine
Providing tamper-resistant window coverings in patient areas
El Cajon, California
June 30, 2014

Addressing the dangers of common objects in patient rooms, including once industry-standard items such as tear-away drapes, behavioral health facilities nationwide are turning to leading industry experts dedicated to educating mental health facilities on critical safety improvements for new construction and/or renovation.  According to James M. Hunt, ALA in the May/June 2014 issue of Behavioral Health Care Magazine (page 38), when it comes to window treatments “Curtains present serious potential danger and should be eliminated from all patient areas due to ligature risk”.

Over 35 years ago, made in USA manufacturer WebbShade introduced the safe, cordless Level-Lok (now WebbLok) window shade which has the added benefit of ensuring behavioral health facilities pass their TJC inspections.  According to Mr. Hunt “These have the roller secured in a tamper-resistant enclosure and include features to minimize tampering by patients and that limit the hazardous nature of pieces if the operating assembly or shade are damaged.”  Mike Benbrook, president of WebbShade says “What makes WebbLok unique is the exclusive security enclosure box which eliminates access to the roller components, as well as the tamper resistant screws, hardware and exclusive ‘end tips’ designed to break away with 35 pounds of force”.

WebbShade is a family-owned and managed manufacturer of safe, easy-to-use WebbLok and WebbGlide window treatments since 1946. Built tough in the USA, their cordless window shades   have been supplied to Veterans Administration Medical Centers across the nation and around the world for over 35 years via GSA contract.  In addition, WebbShade is proud that WebbGlide and WebbLok shades continue to provide years of maintenance-free use in developmentally disabled facilities, as well as hospitals, mental health centers, long-term care facilities, and universities throughout the United States. WebbShade stands behind their warranty without question.

For more information, please contact:
Laura Silva
PO Box 1450, El Cajon, CA 92022


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