It’s important to make sure that children are safe in our homes throughout the year. We’re used to making sure we put away things that might cause harm, sharp objects, keeping the floor clear of things that may cause them to trip and fall, but we rarely think about the windows.
Blind Cords Can Cause Accidents
If you have curtains, they cause all sorts of accidents around children, so naturally when you decide to buy blinds, you probably think they’re now safe from harm. That’s not the case though, blinds can cause accidents too, usually with the cord, and accidents have been reported in the news involving children. With this in mind then, child safety blinds are now a priority when there are children in the home. Here at Knight Shades we sell child safety blinds, blinds which are controlled in such a way that they are won’t cause any harm.
British Standards Now Insist That All Blinds Comply With Their Specifications
In 2014, it became law for internal blinds to comply with the British Standards. This means that when you buy internal blinds with the BS kite sign you know you’re purchasing something that’s safe to have around your children and give you peace of mind.
We’re going to go over some of the different types of child safety blinds you can get, take a look and if you’re thinking of investing in blinds of this type, you can see which one works best for you.
Tilt Wand Blinds
These operate with a want which will tilt the blinds to whichever angle you want them. They’re safe because there are no cords exposed which could lead to your child becoming entangled.
Draw Wand Blinds
Draw wand blinds work in the same way as the tilt wands and work best with panel and vertical blinds.
Hand Operated Blinds
These are exactly what they say – hand operated and are opened and closed by hand. They may sometimes come with tension cords which are hidden, and these will help keep them in the position you want. They have no exposed cords as with the draw and tilt wands, so they make great child safety blinds.
Blinds With Cords
You can still have blinds with cords, but they can come with what’s known as a chain-break connector, they come apart when you pull on them, but can easily be put back together. You can also have tensioners and cord tidies which also help keep the cord out of reach of children. You can choose from Roller, blackout, Venetian or wooden, and they can all have safety measures added to them.
As blinds are part of the fixtures and fittings we believe it’s always best to have them fitted professionally. This way you’re safe in the knowledge your children are safe around them. A professional can fit your blinds and make sure that all safety considerations are checked before use.
Knight Shades – A Varied Selection of Child Safe Blinds
Here at Knight Shades we have a wide selection of blinds to choose from and they all come with child safety options, so there’s no need to think you’ll be left with something boring and unattractive. Why don’t you get in touch with us here at Knight Shades and speak to one of our team and we can talk you through your options and arrange a suitable time to measure your windows.