The BBSA and its members are fully committed to help eliminate the risk associated with hazardous looped operating cords, chains and tapes used on window blinds.
Window blind cords and chains must be kept out of reach of babies and small children and there are many solutions for new and existing blinds. Here is what you should do now if you have babies or young children living in your house or if babies or young children may visit:
Examine every blind in your home. If they have a looped control chain or cord and do not have a safety device fitted then you can easily install one of the many devices available.
Ensure that all operating blind cords and chains cannot be reached by children.
When buying a new blind always look for one that does not contain cords, has concealed cords or has an in-built safety device.
Move cots, beds and any furniture away from windows and blinds – remember children love to climb.
For more information on child safety at home please see:
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) website