Child safety is two words found on the lips of many. It is vitally important to keep children safe from harm, accidents and injuries at all times. Pool fencing, road safety rules and more are just a few things in place that are designed to keep our future generations from harm.
It is not just items outside our home that can be unsafe though, and that’s why it is important to be mindful of having child safe toys, furniture and décor in the home. The blinds in your home, in particular, can be dangerous to children and this is why there are regulations about the manufacture and child safety of blinds.
At Image Blinds we pride ourselves in our strong business ethic, customer service, attention to detail and compliance with Australian safety regulations. Each of our products complies with the laws in place regarding child safe blinds.
If you have existing blinds that you suspect are not child safe or are looking to add new blinds to your home then now is the time to do it. Too many young children have lost their lives unnecessarily to incidents involving the chords and chains on blinds since the early 1990s, which led to introducing a compulsory standard for all window fittings, curtains and blinds.
How can blinds be unsafe?
The blinds in your home may seem innocent enough and you may wonder how on earth they could be a risk to the life of a child. The sad fact is that they can be dangerous if they are not proper child safety blinds; here’s how.
Loose chords and chains can be placed over the heads of children by themselves when they don’t understand the dangers. It does not take long at all for a child to playfully wrap the item around their necks and inadvertently tighten the chord as they roll away or sit down.
If there are chords in reach of beds or cots where children sleep, these can pose a great danger. Likewise, playing near or standing on chairs to look out of windows where they can get tangled in chords is dangerous.
Parents should always be mindful that chords and chains are not in reach of bedding and are tucked away out of sight of curious minds. It is impossible, however, to stop children from being children and there will be times they will get a hold of items that they shouldn’t touch.
This is why at Image Blinds we only supply child safe blinds and products to ensure your children are safe in your home where they should be. Contact us today for a free measure and quote, as well as to ask any questions you have about our child safe blinds.