- Young children can be strangled by loops in pull cords, chains, tapes and cords that operate the product.
- To avoid strangulation and entanglement, keep cords out of reach of young children. Cords may become wrapped around a child’s neck.
- Move cots and furniture away from window covering cords.
- Do not tie cords together. Make sure cords do not twist and create a loop.
A blind which is safe by design is one that is cordless or has concealed or tensioned cords. Typically these products are pushed or pulled into position. Motorised products also remove the need for operating cords. Wooden shutters and external blinds are other cordless styles of window dressing.
If you have a premises where children under the age of 42 months are present or likely to have access you must install blinds which are compliant with the child safety requirements. We believe this applies to all public buildings and the publicly accessible areas of commercial buildings.
Ultrasound Blinds are fully committed to help eliminate the risk associated with children using our blinds and can be fitted with child safety devices if required.