Blind Safety Cord Tips with Champion BlindsSeptember 10, 2009
As suppliers of curtains and blinds to Geelong, Torquay and the Bellarine Peninsula, at Champion Blinds we make it our business to keep up-to-date with government and Consumer Affairs’ safety standards. Blinds and curtain cords can be dangerous for young children and babies, especially under the age of three. Since 31 December 2008 the Minister of Consumer Affairs has banned the supply of window coverings, curtains and blinds that don’t meet safety standards.
There are several ways to prevent accidental strangling or tangling of children in curtain and blinds cords, here are some tips:
- Vertical blinds should have a cord or tensioning device enclosing the cord or chain loops.
- Wrap the cord around a cleat attached to the wall near the top of the curtain or blind.
- Cut looped cords in half to get rid of the loop, remove the end tassel or buckle and attach a tassel to each cord end and knot the ends to hold the tassel in place.
- Keep furniture (beds, chairs or cots) away from curtains and blinds so kids can’t climb up and play with curtain or blind cords.
- Make sure the curtain or blind cords are at least 1600mm above the floor out of children’s reach.
- Children need to be supervised near a corded blind or curtains.
Talk to Champion Blinds about safety features and child-safe products for your blinds or curtains in Geelong, Torquay, Surfcoast and the Bellarine Peninsula.
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