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Blind Cord Safety

31 May 2016

Blind Safety Advice

Not everyone will be aware of the dangers blind cords can hold but the sad fact is that every year young children can be strangled by loops in pull-cords, chains and tapes, and cords that operate the product.

Although these types of accidents are rare, we have highlighted considerations to protect your children and raise awareness of the dangers blind cords can cause in the home.

 

 

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·         To avoid strangulation and entanglement, keep cords out of the reach of children

Young children can be strangled by loops in pull-cords, chains and tapes, and cords that operate the product. 

Make sure cords do not twist and create a loop and do not tie together.

·         In the event of the control chain being broken, the chain may release small parts which could be swallowed and cause internal asphyxiation of a child.

·         Head rails of internal blinds with pull cords shall not be installed at less than 1.5m from the floor

 

 

 

All Harry Corry blinds come with safety devices,  if you have any blinds in your home without a safety clip please call into any of our stores for a free Child Safety Clip. It does not matter who you purchased the blind from, we are happy to help.

 

 

 

The child safety clip is designed for fitting onto an adjacent surface to the blind in order to eliminate a free hanging loop. 

1. Pull the chain up into the child safety clip

2. Place the child safety clip onto an adjacent wall or where the clip is fixed in such a way that the loop cannot be easily reached.

3. Ensure the control chain is pulled tight.

4. Screw the child safety clip in place