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Thursday, 5 June 2014

Window blind and child safety

Window blind and child safety

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What to do:
  • Move beds, cots and furniture away from windows.
  • Keep cords and chains out of reach of children.
  • Make your existing blinds or curtains safe – learn how easy it is by watching our video above. Ask your local hardware store if they stock any of the safety items featured in our video.
  • Choose new blinds or curtains carefully – there are now many options available that don’t have cords or chains.
  • Ask the shop if the blind meets the new safety standards - I.S. 387:2012 or I.S. EN 13120:2009.  
  • Check to see if a warning notice is on the blind
  • Check that the blind includes a safety device for keeping the cord out of the reach of children.
  • Check that written instructions for assembly, installation, use and maintenance are provided, and follow them if you are installing the blind yourself.
A word of caution
These tips should help to protect your child from possible serious harm. You should be aware that all risks cannot be eliminated.  Parents and others should always keep window blind cords and chains out of the reach of children and follow the safety instructions.
Using safety devices may reduce the risk of a child being strangled but nothing can be considered risk proof. 

- See more at: http://www.consumerhelp.ie/window-blinds#sthash.wLfbblNi.dpuf

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