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Safety First: Blinds Designed to Keep Children SafePosted 05/03/2024

safety blinds for children

We recognise that cord-operated blinds pose a potential danger to very young children who might become entangled in a hanging loop or cord. To prevent such a  tragedy occurring, we scrupulously follow the British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) guidelines regarding window blind safety. We offer both cordless alternatives and safety devices that keep cords out of reach of children.

Existing Blinds

If your customer lives in (or has just moved to) an older house with existing cord-operated blinds, you can offer them options that don't involve replacing every blind in the house. They may wish to opt instead for cost-effective child safety solutions that can be retrofitted to your existing blinds:
  • Cleats and tensioners: These simple devices secure the cords or chains when not in use, keeping them out of reach of children.
  • Cord tidies: These enclose the cords within a casing, further reducing the risk of accidental entanglement.
Remember to remind your customers that, even with safety devices installed, children should not be left unsupervised in a room where they can reach the blinds.

Upgrade Your Peace of Mind with New Blinds

While safety devices offer an affordable solution, consider the long-term benefits of investing in new, completely child-safe blinds. These blinds offer the ultimate peace of mind, eliminating the potential hazard altogether.

If your customer is a parent of young children and you are looking to install blinds in rooms the children have access to, there are lots of options that feature no cords at all. Vertical blinds can be operated by a wand attached to the first louvre. Traditional cord-operated options such as Venetian blinds can have their slats tilted by hand. And most types of blind can be motorised to receive a signal from a remote control.

Whether you choose to retrofit your existing blinds or opt for new child-safe options entirely, Loveless Cook Blinds is here to help. Our experienced team can assess needs and recommend the best solutions.

Contact us today to discuss the safety needs of your customers children regarding blind installations in rooms they play in. We look forward to helping you create a safe and stylish environment for everyone.

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