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Window Blinds and Shades Child Safety

Window Blind Safety Internal window blind cords and chains can pose a risk to babies and small children who could injure or even strangle themselves on looped operating cords and chains. make it safe! Reduce the risk from looped blind cords and chains. You can take a number of practical, simple precautions to significantly reduce the risk. Make looped cords and chains safe by using one of the available safety devices and by following the information below. Make sure all cords and chains are always secured out of reach. Do not place your child's cot, bed, highchair or playpen near to a window blind. Do not put sofas, chairs, table, shelves or bookcases near to a window blind, as children love to climb. Typical examples of safety devices are : Cleat : This should be securely fixed to an adjacent wall, out of the reach of children, and the cord/ chain secured as shown, after each operation of the blind. Cord/Chain Tidys : The following devices are secured to an adjacent wall and the cords/chains are held permanently taut by the device. Chain-break connector: These will break apart when undue pressure is applied to the operating chain. The accessible cords that run through some blinds can also pose a risk to children in that it may be possible to form a loop. Contact your BBSA member or approved 'make it safe' englíshblínds Visit English Blinds for a full range of Child Safe Blinds www.englishblinds.co.uk sources: make it safe Always consult a BBSA member or a 'make it safe' approved supplier, they will give you the best possible advice on the most appropriate blinds, many of which do not contain operating cords or chains. They will also be pleased to give you further information on ways to make existing blinds safer. www.bbsa.org.uk www.makeitsafe.org.uk

Window Blinds and Shades Child Safety

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The cords and chains of window blinds and shades can pose a risk to small children who could injure or even strangle themselves on looped operating cords and chains. This infographic shows ways and pr...

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