Making The Right Choice For Child-Friendly Window Blinds

According to the British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA), manufacturers of window blinds that believe in prioritizing safety have taken innovative steps to introduce blinds for households that have children. There are now safety options for children through blind styles that that do not used cords or chains to operate the system. If there tensioned cords or chains, they are concealed properly.

Andrew Chalk, the director of BBSA operations said that a recent report from Tusla, a Child and Family agency in Eire, some specific safety hazards were found in 95 pre-schools with 35 related to window blinds. It was revealed that there were safety issues in the cords and chains. Hazards need to be eliminated in nurseries and pre-schools including homes.

However, you do not have to immediately change your window blinds to make them safe. The website of BBSA’s Make It Safe offers a selection of videos that will show you how to make roller, vertical, Venetian, pleated and roman blinds safer. Making window blinds safe is easy and quick.

The Make It Safe website has also included a video that highlights the important elements you should look for in child-safe options. There are blind styles that do not use cords and chains to operate the blinds. For nurseries and other child facilities, there is s poster that can be downloaded and printed to be posted on the premises. There are also downloadable helpful brochures in 10 languages for parents and pre-school teachers.

The safety campaign of BBSA is endorsed by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT). Parents as well as grandparents are advised to examine the window blinds in the kid’s bedroom whether there is a safety device to keep the cord or chain concealed and away from children.

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