BS EN 13120:2009+A1:2014 is mandated under the general product safety regulations 2005. These regulations apply to all retailers, importers and installers of internal window blinds
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.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) website
In Compliance with Child Safety Laws EN13120 - Blinds with cord or chains will be less than or equal to 1000mm, this is for blinds up to 2500mm drop. For blinds with a drop greater than 2500mm the control length will be less or equal to the drop of the blind minus 1500mm. If you supply us with the installation height the distance from the floor to the end of the control will be 1500mm off the floor.