Curtain and blind cord safety guide structures, both cord but chain looped, are important components since they enable users to lift, lower, and maintain the window covering. Although they serve a useful function, loose cords and strings may be dangerous to young children.
- If you’re installing new window blinds, make sure any twisted or looped cords are secured—don’t leave them hanging loose.
- Cut the cord and add tassels if necessary to get rid of compressed cords.
- Some blinds need looped cords to work properly. To keep these cables out of the reach of children, use one of the following methods:
- Tie-downs (cleats) are 1600mm above the surface or friction systems that secure string and cord loops that are no longer than 220mm in length.
- Tie-downs and friction systems are available at hardware and door furnishing shops.
- Often secure tie-downs and tension mechanisms to the wall or gate frame so that a child cannot remove them. Never use non-load-bearing materials, such as double-sided film or glue.
When you make a purchase?
Choose curtains and blinds with child-safe design features such as warning labels to alert you of potential hazards, a way to safeguard cords/chains so there are no loops or loops that students can learn or blinds, and curtains that don’t have uncovered cords/chains.
Children are at risk from unsecured blindness and curtain cord or blind cord safety, which can cause strangulation. When fitting blinds or curtains and arranging a child’s sleeping room, there are a few easy measures you can take to ensure that it is protected from these hazards. Rug Call’s blinds, curtains, and other light fixtures are designed and developed following ACCC guidelines. Many of our wall coverings already have child-safe operating systems, removing the need for potentially dangerous cord or chain loops.