Usually I like my blogs to include some funny little facts, but I cant think of anything funny about making sure our homes are safe for children. All I can tell you is that we are totally committed to implementing all child safety procedures in relation to window blind and curtain installation.
I have included a video by the NCA and an extract from the guide on safety from the NSAI.
All our blinds are fitted with a child safety device where necessary and a safety tag is included with all blinds.
Some blinds pose no hazard at all and details of those are on our website .
NSAI has published two new Irish Standards in response to safety concerns about window blinds in homes and places where children frequent. Many blinds and other window coverings have cords that are used to raise or lower the product or to connect its different parts. Loop cords and chains on window blinds pose a strangulation risk for young children and there have been a number of tragic accidents involving children in Ireland.
Maurice Buckley, CEO, NSAI, said: “Product standards are developed to protect and benefit the consumer and safety is a key priority. Window blind cords that can form loops pose an extremely serious risk to young children, who can become entangled in the cords when playing near windows or climbing on window sills or furniture. It’s important that everyone is aware of the dangers and precautions that need to be taken with window blind cords in homes and businesses to ensure children’s safety.”
These are the two new standards.
We at Wildthings are committed to implementing these child safety standards.
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