It’s now illegal to supply or professionally install an internal window blind which doesn’t comply with the new child safety requirements. Blinds fully compliant with BS EN 13120:2009+A1:2014 are confirmed as ‘safe by design’, and this standard applies to all blinds fitted in all rooms in every home, regardless of whether children are present or not.
We have to fit safety devices on cords and chains when they’re manufactured, and test all the safety-critical components rigorously. There are now limitations on cord and chain lengths. We have to provide safety devices for you to fit for preventing hazardous loops being created on cords and chains, and make sure all product instructions come with safety warnings.
If we install a blind for you, depending on the blind you’ve chosen, we may need to fit child safety fixings. It makes no difference whether or not you have or are likely to have children present in your home Child safety devices and fixings must be installed.
If the blind has been bespoke and custom made specially ordered for you, we’ll be unable to refund or offer an exchange in the instance you refuse to have these devices or fixings installed.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CHILD SAFETY LAW CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK: http://www.makeitsafe.org.uk/
IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A BLIND FROM OURSELVES OR ANY OTHER COMPANY PRIOR TO THE ABOVE LAW, THEN CALL US NOW, AND WE WILL PROVIDE YOU FREE OF CHARGE WITH CHILD SAFETY DEVICES ! DO NOT HESITATE AND CALL US, AND CRAIG & DANNY WILL ADVISE YOU EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED.