What are child safe blinds?
In April 2014, a new European standard was introduced for household blinds to protect the health of young children that could be harmed from loose cords and chains. The Make It Safe campaign from the BBSA focuses on window blind safety for both residential and public buildings, which has led to the change in the UK’s blind manufacturing process. The new standard meant that blinds must be ‘safe in design’ with children’s welfare in mind. Blinds are now supplied with child safety devices, such as the blind cords breaking under pressure and safety hooks to store cords out of reach for children. Child safe blinds also have shorter chain lengths that follow the General Product Safety Regulations 2005, that reduce the risk of any incidents for young children.
For more information about Broadview’s child safe blinds collection, or if you’re not sure if your existing blinds are child safe, contact our team on 012022 679 012.