The internet and the media are full of stories about young children tangling in wires from the blinds. Unfortunately, many blind retailers see child safety devices as additional, not mandatory, options.
As a parent or guardian of a small child, you can give your opinion.
Insist on blinds with child-safe devices installed, such as cable voltages, that get caught when too much pressure is pressed on them.
One of the simplest and cheapest devices available is a neat cable that is screwed to a wall, and the safety cables are wrapped around it.
These simple devices can help you advertise home accidents around blinds.
As you know, thousands of blinds are manufactured and sold every year, the vast majority of which comply with safety regulations; unfortunately, some are poorly manufactured or very cheap.
Please make sure that when you buy child proof blinds online or on the main street, you are looking for and asking about children’s products’ safety features. Any reputable blinds company will have no problem providing you with information about their blinds.
With consumers, blind manufacturers and retailers can reduce the number of accidents each year involving babies and young children to a minimum.
Parents can also help by making sure that blinds supervise young children. Some of the things that should be considered when shopping for a child’s room include:
- Safety of blinds. There should be no suspended cables in which the child can be caught. If there are loops, it is essential to cut the loops to reduce the baby’s chances of getting caught.
- Function of blinds. Are blinds able to block the sun in the summer months, when the child goes to bed, and the sun is still shining in the sky?
- What types of models are available for the size of the window in the child’s room? Certain types of blinds are limited to specific dimensions, and this should be taken into account while considering the blinds.
One of the easiest ways to have corded blinds is to cut the cord so that a child cannot reach them and make sure there is no furniture nearby that can be used to climb. The safety of blinds is essential for everyone, so let’s ensure their safety.