FlexStyle Cassette Ascend

Self-Retracting Cassette Shade

Enhance any room's décor with the FlexStyle Cassette Ascend, a premium cassette offering a cordless, self-retracting shade for effortless elegance. A simple touch to the bottom hem bar lifts the shade, and a gentle pull brings it down. This shade boasts attractive aluminum endcaps and is available with either a square or curved profile. Shade ships fully assembled for an easy install.

Product Specs

  • CHILD SAFETY NOTICE: This product complies with ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2022-Child Safety Standard and has been Certified Best for Kids™ by the Window Covering Safety Council.
  • Ascend operator should not be used with products or pockets having a bottom closure without written permission from Draper.
  • Available in square or curved cassette. Curved cassette dims: 3-7/8” x 3-7/8” (98 mm x 98 mm). Square cassette dims: 4-3/8 x 3-7/8” (111 mm x 98 mm).
  • Maximum shade width: 8' (244 cm) depending on fabric weight.
  • Optional light control brush available.
  • Hardware available in black, taupe, grey, white, warm white, and textured bronze.
  • Choose from a wide range of fabrics in a variety of colors, textures, and opacities to customize any room's décor.
  • A Pull-Down Wand is available upon request to help with raising and lowering shades.

ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2022 Child Safety Standard

Effective June 1, 2024, in compliance with the updated ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2022 child safety standard, all Draper window shades operated by a bead chain will be furnished with a tensioned hold-down device that is permanently attached and partially disables the product if not installed correctly. This hold-down should be installed with tension on the chain.

All bead chain operated window shades will include:

  • Permanently installed spring-loaded tensioned hold-down device
  • Approved permanent warning label attached
  • Approved mechanical fasteners for the tension device included. Screws provided are not suitable for all mounting surfaces. The installer is responsible for secure mounting using appropriate hardware for the site conditions. Consult with contractors and builders as needed.

If the tension device is not installed with appropriate tension on the bead chain, the shade will be rendered partially inoperable. If installed properly, the tension device will prevent the creation of a hazardous loop and will maintain tension on the bead chain.

Approved permanent warning label

Learn more about the new child safety standard

At the link below, you can see more information about the new child safety standard, mounting methods for the tensioned hold-down device, alternatives to bead chain products, and more.

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Tensioned hold-down device

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