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Make it Safe is the BBSA’s  child safety campaign for the safe supply, installation and use of window blinds which have a continuous loop cord or chain

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Window blind and curtain continuous loop cords and chains can pose a danger of strangulation to young children.

As members of the British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA), Custom Blinds fully supports the BBSA’s make it safe campaign.
We will supply and install safety devices or offer alternative operating methods where children or vulnerable people may be present.

The BBSA’s recommendations to parents and carers are:

For a copy of the BBSA's brochure "Make It Safe" click here

 

Custom Blinds comply with the standard EN 13120 – Internal Blinds Performance requirements including Safety.

The key safety requirements of this standard are:

The standard further states:

“Complete elimination of the strangulation risk can only be achieved by keeping cords, chains, and tapes and similar out of the reach of children. Use of additional safety devices may reduce the risk of strangulation but cannot be considered foolproof ……Persons in charge of children are ultimately responsible for following the safety instructions provided by the manufacturer.”

 

Custom Blinds commitment to safety

Where products have a continuous loop cord or chain Custom Blinds will

If children or vulnerable people may be present where blinds are to be fitted, please ensure you are aware and discuss the various safety devices and methods of operation to reduce as much as possible, the risk of strangulation by continuous loop cords and chains.