Blind Safety

New EU legislation for the installation of cord and chain operated blinds,tracks and poles.

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New legislation requires all corded blinds, tracks and poles to have fitted safety systems as standard. Young children can become entangled and strangled in the loops in the pull cords, chains, tapes and inner cords of blinds and curtains.

In addition to these safety measures, please ensure that cords and chains are kept out of reach of small children and move cots and furniture away from windows with blinds or curtains using cord or chains.

Any blinds which are installed with cords and chains have to be installed with breakaway connectors, cord and chain safety retainers or cleats and the cords and chains have to be maintained at a minimum of 1.5 metres from floor level

 

Find out more! and download a PDF you can keep below.

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New EU legislation for the installation of cord and chain operated blinds, tracks and poles.