What Makes a Blind “Child Safe”?
Blinds need to be made safer in order to comply with the 2014 child safety standards for blinds and curtains. It is natural for children and some pets to have a curious nature and loops, dangling cords and chains can be extremely interesting to children!
The child safety standards were introduced to help reduce the number of incidents involving children and blind cords. The safety standards must be applied to all new blinds and include limiting the length that cords can be, reducing chain lengths, using alternative methods of operation such as wands and even removing any cords and chains altogether! Remote controlled blinds are the safest of all, offering completely cordless designs which look sleek and sophisticated. Pret a Vivre is fully compliant with the 2014 child safety standards for all curtains and blinds for internal windows and can provide assistance and help with choosing the appropriate blinds for your home where safety is concerned.
Virtually any style of blind can be made child safe – from simply limiting the length of the cord, to removing cords and chains altogether and using automation and remote-controlled operation.