From January 2012, two easy break chain connectors are fitted as standard on all Decora roller blinds. Fitted 2 per blind, they are designed to break under a 3kg force.
A cord and chain cleat is provided with all Decora products with chains or cords – these are to be fitted to the side of the window to allow cords and chains to be secured safely out of children’s reach. All our fitting instructions across all products include directions on how to fit a cleat.
Warning tags are attached to all blinds to remind customers at point of installation of the potential hazards. A new larger warning tag has been introduced to ensure the safety message is highly visible.<
Plastic ring stops are fitted at the top of raise control cords on Sunwood venetians - this stops the ladder cord being pulled to create a dangerous loop.
Safety comes as standard
Two easy break chain connectors will be fitted as standard on all Decora roller blinds. They are fitted 2 per blind, and are designed to break under a 3kg force.
A cord and chain cleat is now provided with all Decora products with chains or cords, to allow them to be secured safety out of children's reach. All our fitting instructions across all products include directions on how to fit a cleat.
A new larger warning tag will be introduced to ensure the safety message is highly visible.
Plastic ring stops are fitted at the top of raise control cords on Sunwood venetians to stops the ladder cord being pulled to create a dangerous loop.
Child Safe Products
To reduce the possible hazard of window blinds, Decora offer a full range of safety products that can be added to blinds to reduce the risk to children. One of the easiest options is to use products which have no cords:
The Fabric Box Spring Controlled Roller
The Fabric Box Panel Blind System
Excel Mono Vertical System
Chainless bottom weights for vertical blinds
Child Safety Components
If a blind with a cord or chain is chosen, adding safety features can minimise risk. Decora offer a number of additional safety components for blinds including:
Cord & Chain Tidy
Easy Break Chain Connector
Cord & Chain Safety Cleat
Spring Cord Tensioner
Tie Down Clips
Decora's Child Safety campaign encourages customers not only to consider safety devices that can be added to a blind but also provide further advice on how to keep children safe around window fittings:
Furniture should be positioned at a safe enough distance that children cannot climb onto blinds.
Cords and chains should be kept on a child safety cleat when near cots or beds.
Cords and chains should not be allowed to hang free. Use Decora's safety cleat or easy-break chain connectors.
Keep aware when children are around vertical blinds with bottom chains.
Decora continue to strive to create a safe living environment for children through the development of child friendly products and features to make all blinds child friendly.