Chain-operated blinds are functional and cost-effective, but they can come with some risk.

The cords and chains of window blinds and curtains can pose a serious risk. Young children, particularly under the age of three, can strangle in the loop of cords and chains from window blinds and curtains.

What To Do

  • Move beds, cots and furniture away from windows.
  • Keep cords and chains out of reach of children – cords should end at least 1.5 metres above the ground.
  • Choose new blinds or curtains carefully – there are now many options available that don’t have cords or chains.
  • Check to see if a warning notice is on the blind.
  • Check that the blind includes a safety device for keeping the cord out of the reach of children and that the safety device meets the safety standards EN 16433:2014 and EN 16434:2014.

A Word Of Caution

These tips should help to protect your child from possible serious harm. You should be aware that all risks cannot be eliminated. Parents and others should always keep window blind cords and chains out of the reach of children.

However, we take child safety extremely seriously so we make sure that all of our chain-operated blinds are fully compliant with all relevant child safety standards. The chains themselves are secured to the wall which prevents them from coming loose and turning into a choking hazard.

If you want to learn more about our range of chain-operated blinds then contact Acorn Blinds & Shutters today. Call us on 021-480-6684 or visit us our contact page now.