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Child Safety & Roman Blind Cords & Chains

Roman blind cords or chains (and any other hanging cords, chains or ropes) can pose a risk for young children who could injure or strangle themselves on hanging looped cords.

How to Reduce These Risks

Roman Blind Chains (with Sidewinder option)

All roman blinds ordered with a sidewinder unit it will have a looped chain at the side.

There is a chance that a child will want to play with the chain and maybe put it round its neck. Creating the risk of injury or strangulation.

For this reason we supply a plastic safety clip with all the roman blinds that have a sidewinder mechanism.

This device tensions the chain against the wall, reducing the ability of children to put the chain around their necks.

How To Fit The Plastic Safety Clip For Chain

Step 1 - Hold the Tension Device upright. Position the chain in the Device. Do not twist or cross the chain.

Step 2 - Position the Tension Device on the wall or window frame and mark the hole for drilling. The tension on your chain needs to be taut enough to prevent a child from wrapping it around his/her head, but a fraction loose to enable the chain to run smoothly through the device.

Step 3 - If fixing to wall, drill the hold to the depth of the screw provided using a 5.5mm drill bit and place wall plug into hole.

Step 4 - Holding the tension device upright and in position, as shown, insert and secure the screw through the hole. The screw must be secured into a solid surface.

If you need any help explaining this further please contact us.

Roman Blind Cord (with Cord & Cleat option)

All roman blinds that have been ordered with the cord and cleat option will have a cord with a wooden acorn that hangs down to one side.

Once again there is a chance that a child will want to play with the chain and maybe put it round its neck. Creating the risk of injury or strangulation.

For this reason where there is a risk that a small child or a baby will come into contact with the cord you make sure that you take the following measures to reduce these risks.

How To Reduce The Risk

1 - When fixing the cleat to the wall make sure that it is out of the child's reach and ensure that the cord is always fully wrapped around the cleat with none of the cord hanging down within reach of the child.

2 - To further reduce risk remove the wooden acorn from the bottom of the cord. The presence of the acorn increases the chance of the cord getting tangled or caught around the child's neck. Once the child or children that visit the house have reached an older age you can reattach the wooden acorn.

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