Young children can be strangled by loops in pull cords, chains, tapes and inner cords that operate the window blinds. There have been cases where children have been injured or worse died as a result of entanglement.
In accordance with the European Union Child Safety legislation EN13120 it is now mandatory that all window blinds meet the child safety standards. All blinds fitted by Bali Blinds are fitted in accordance with the EU legislation.
However, to avoid injury or entanglement please keep cords out of reach of young children by using the cord tidys provided by Bali Blinds and by moving beds, cots and furniture away from window blind cords.
Please do not tie cords together and make sure cords do not twist and create a loop.
Blinds that use an operating cord and/or chain are fitted with cord tidys (cleats) and simple chain 'Easybreak' connectors.
There are also a number of different types of blinds available that are child safety compliant (i.e. do not use cords or chains to operate them) such as the following:-
- Louvolite Perfect Fit Roller blinds, Pleated blinds and Venetian blinds
- Vertical blinds and Panel Blinds with a 'wand' control
- Spring loaded Roller blinds
- Remote controlled Roller blinds.