Child Safety

All our blinds comply with the new 2014 Child Safety Legislation.

It’s important to note that research indicates that most accidental deaths involving blind cords happen in the bedroom and occur in children between 16 months and 36 months old, with the majority (more than half) happening at around 23 months. Therefore your choice of blinds and how they are fitted are very important to the safety of your child. Our blinds are fitted with the required safety device for that particular product where necessary.

 

Cleat Device:  

When fitted to an adjacent wall, cords can be wound around the cleat to keep them tidy and out of reach of children.

cleat

Hook Device:
A hook fitted to an adjacent wall which chains and cords are hooked through to keep taut and out of reach of children.

hook

Breakaway Cord Tassel ( Standard Roman / Metal Venetian / Pleated Free-hang ):
A breakaway tassel will group together multiple cords and will breakaway if any reasonable force is placed on it.

breakaway

Breakaway Cord Consolidator ( Wood venetians / Faux Wood Venetians ):
When multiple cords are needed to control your blind, the breakaway consolidator groups together the cords leaving just one to control the blind. The consolidator will also breakaway if any reasonable force is placed on it.

breakaway2

Inner Cord Breakaway:
A clip placed on the inner cords of your blind to allow the cord to breaks away from the blind if any reasonable weight is placed between the cords and the blind.

breakaway3

Chain Break Connector:
A connector that allows the chain to break apart if any reasonable force is place in the loop.

CB Connector

Inner Cord Stops:
A cord stop fitted to the inner cords of your blind to stop a loop being created should any reasonable weight be placed on them.

stops

Tension Spring:
A device to keep cords under constant tension.

Tension spring

 

Further information:

These new regulations make it mandatory that all blinds should be fitted with appropriate safety devices. If you refuse to have the safety device fitted, then we will be unable to install the Goods. In such circumstances you will remain liable for the full cost of the Goods ordered and you agree that you will not treat our refusal to install the Goods as a fundamental breach of the Contract and you will remain bound under the Contract to take delivery of the Goods. For avoidance of doubt we consider this clause to be reasonable in all circumstances given our obligations under the regulations. This will not affect your legal rights as a consumer in relation to any Goods that are faulty.

www.capt.org.uk/who-we-are/news/new-standards-blinds-2014

www.rospa.com/homesafety/info/blind-cord-safety.pdf

www.southerntrust.hscni.net/pdf/BBSA_-_New_Regulations_on_Blinds_October_2013.pdf

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