Children are naturally curious about many of the weird and wonderful things found around the home. At Acorn Blinds, we understand this and know how important it is for a child’s world to be kept safe and secure. This is why all of our blinds either have a cord-free mechanism or come with a safety device in line with the latest European regulations.

Child Safety Devices
By law, designs with cords or chains must always be secured with a child safety device, whether or not you have children living with you. This is because little ones may visit your home from time to time. And if you decide to move, the blinds that you leave behind must be safe for the new owners:

Our standard Roman, Venetian, Wooden and free-hang Pleated blinds are installed with a cleat for the controls to be wrapped around. This device is fitted at a height of at least 1.5 metres from the ground.

Our Roller, Vertical and deluxe Roman blinds are fitted with a hook to keep the controls taut.

Breakaway components are another safety feature of certain blinds, which sense when a certain amount of force is placed upon them. These are also easy to reassemble if you pull a control too hard and they end up breaking away accidentally.

We’re here to help
We will take care of installing the appropriate child safety devices for you on your fitting day, but there are a couple of additional steps you can take to ensure that your blinds and curtains are child safe:

Keep all cords and chains out of the reach of children using the safety hooks and cleats which have been fitted for you.

Loose cords or chains should never be tied together.

Furniture that children could climb on should be kept away from your windows.