All blinds are supplied on a chain operated mechanism which conforms to BS EN 13120 – Child Safety For Blinds.
The standard affecting internal window blinds has been significantly revised in relation to child safety requirements and mandates:
Limitations on cord and chain lengths
Safety devices for preventing cords and chains from creating a hazardous loop
The fitting of safety devices on cords and chains at the point of manufacture
The testing of all safety critical components of internal window blinds
The testing of complete blinds using safety devices
Safety warnings and product instructions
The standards are applicable to all homes, all public buildings and any other premises where babies and young children aged 0 - 42 months are likely to have access or be present.
For further information, please http://www.makeitsafe.org.uk