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Child safety warning

Babies and young children can become entangled (which may lead to strangulation) by the loops formed in pull cords and chains that operate some types of internal window blinds and corded curtain tracks.

To avoid this danger keep all cords and chains out of reach of babies and young children and ensure cots, beds, highchairs, playpens and other furniture are kept away from windows that have these types of blinds or curtain tracks fitted.

Legislation update and more information

In early 2014 the standards regarding the manufacture, supply and professional fitting of internal window blinds changed significantly. It is now illegal to supply or fit an internal blind which does not comply with the child safety requirements of BS EN 13120:2009+A1:2004.

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Our ‘Make it Safe’ promise

At Edinburgh Curtains & Co our fitters are trained to fit all types of blinds and curtain tracks in a safe and compliant way so there’s no need to worry when buying or fitting them through us.

If you’re unsure about a blind or corded track that you already have, we’d be more than happy to take a look and recommend any changes that are required to make them safe.

And if you’re fitting your own blinds or corded tracks, make sure you follow all instructions provided by the supplier.