We have dedicated a whole week to child safety when you have young children in the home we do everything we can to protect our children and it is almost by instinct. We put gates at the bottom and the top of the stairs and guards in front of open fires; we teach our sons and daughters to cross the road safely and we lock up potentially harmful house hold chemicals. It is a long list but sadly the danger of looped cords operating a blind or curtains is not on it yet, but the danger is real!
All our blinds here at blinds4udirect are completely child safe with instructions on how to fit them correctly and warning tags to keep our children safe however, this is missing the huge number of blinds that are already installed in customers’ homes that do not need replacing but do need to be made safe for our children.
The new legislation was brought in at the beginning of 2014 however, unfortunately there are many parents who are not aware of the legislation in place to protect their children. We here at Blinds4udirect fully support the legislation however, we feel that more can defiantly be done to make the blinds safe in your home.
On all vertical blinds cord weights should no longer exist a child safe cord and chain tidy should be fitted on the wall or a wand system where child safe devices cannot be installed.
Roller blinds should be fitted with two breakaway chain connectors on the control chains as well as a wall mounted safety device to hold the chin taut against the wall.
We recommend that everyone;
- Go around your home and examine every blind. If they have looped control chain or cord and do not have a safety device fitted, then you can easily install one of the devices that we have available on the website.
- Ensure that all operating blind cords and chains cannot be reached by children
- Move cots, beds and any furniture away from windows and blinds – remember children love to climb.
Head over to the parts and accessories page on the website to enable everyone in your home is safe.
If you are looking at ordering a new blind for your home and you have children you can order your blinds safe by design, this would be the below blinds this would be motorised roller blinds, spring loaded roller blinds or vertical blinds with wands. All these products are available on the site and perfect for complete piece of mind.