Child Safety Notice
Protecting children from accidents
Buyers and users of blinds and window furnishings should be aware of the hazard that can be posed by unrestrained cords, braids, loop chains and wires which may be hazardous to young children. Looped cords of all sorts are a strangulation hazard and should be kept out of reach of children.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) recommends that “pull cords on curtains and blinds should be kept short and kept out of reach” of children.
The following are recommended:
If you have blinds or curtains with looped cords, reduce the risk by:
- Tying up the cords securely out of children’s reach, using one of the many cleats or cord tidies that are available.
- Moving your child’s cot, bed, playpen or highchair away from the window blind.
- If you can, moving other furniture away from the window blind too, as young children love to climb.