SHADOW CURTAINS takes Child Safety extremely seriously and fully supports the Make It Safe campaign promoted by BBSA, The British Blind & Shutter Association.
Please read all instructions written at Fitting Instructions section as well as the warning labels provided with your Blind.
All our blinds have been fully tested and comply with the BBSA’s Child Safety guidelines and meets the regulations outlined in British and European safety standard EN13120:2009 + A1:2014.
According to the safety standards our Blinds comes with below specifications and accessories:
- Standard Chain Cord – 100 cm maximum cord drop.
- P’ Clip Control Tidy (make sure following the installation guideline when installing P’ Clip.)
Please visit the link to receive further information on Child Safety from BBSA. http://makeitsafe.org.uk/
Child Safety Device Installation
- Children can be strangled if a safety device is not installed. Always use a safety device to keep cords or chains out of reach of children.
- The cord retaining device must be installed at the maximum distance possible from the control mechanism to prevent looped cord(s) becoming slack.
- Place retaining device on the wall and mark the position of the hole using a pencil. Drill holes using a suitable drill bit. Place device into position ensuring the chain is fully taut. Take the retaining device and screw it using suitable fixings ensuring the device is fully closed.
What do you need to do, Mandatory requirements?
Young children can be strangled by loops in pull cords, chains, tapes and inner cords that operate the product. To avoid strangulation and entanglement, keep cords out of the reach of young children. Cords may become wrapped around a child’s neck.
- Move beds, cots, highchairs and playpens away from window covering cords and chains.
- Make sure all cords and chains are always secured out of reach of babies and young children. Do not tie cords or chains together. Make sure cords or chains do not twist and create a loop
- Move furniture away from window covering cords and chains as children love to climb.