WINDOW BLIND SAFETY
Blinds can be extremely dangerous for young children if the right safety devices aren’t installed. They could be strangled by loops in pull cords, chains, tapes and inner cords that operate the product. To avoid any risk of strangulation or injury, ensure these cords are kept entirely out of their reach. As well as using child-friendly blind safety devices, bear in mind the following tips to help keep little ones safe:
– Make sure all cords and chains are secured out of reach of babies and young children at all times – and do not tie cords or chains together.
– Carefully consider placement of furniture in rooms that have blinds. Little ones are naturally curious and love to climb so make sure each blind is free of nearby items they can scale. Beds, cots and highchairs, for example, should be kept well away from any blinds.
– Consider cordless blinds. Motorisation technology is ideal for children’s bedrooms and playrooms.
TO ENSURE YOUR BLINDS ARE CHILD SAFE, WE FULLY CONFORM TO BRITISH STANDARDS.
Child safety is a huge priority in our commitment to quality products. Since 2014, we have demonstrated this in working closely with the British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) and our system suppliers. We’re dedicated to ensuring all our products are in line with legislation and our operating systems are compliant with the law surrounding child safety requirements.
A blind that’s considered ‘safe by design’ is one that is cordless or has concealed or tensioned cords with either a built-in or separate safety system. It is now illegal to supply or professionally install an internal window blind that does not comply with BS EN13120:2009+A1:2014.
For more information, see the BBSA’s "Make It Safe Brochure".