In the past couple of years, household owners have been experiencing a lot of trouble with their window blinds. The increasing number of roman blind accidents to children is causing a lot of problems to manufacturers.
In 2009, a 2-year old child was strangled to death because of a window-blind cord. A lot of people are already complaining about this in the past, but only a few companies actually reacted and improved the safety features of their roman blinds.
Deaths and accidents are inevitable, but the fact that even blinds can injure or kill children is something that every blind manufacturer should consider. What are the things that they need to do to improve the safety features of the blinds? Is there a way to reduce the number of accidents related to window blinds? It is true that it is the responsibility of the parents to watch over their children, but the blinds and the blinds should always be safe to use inside the house.
Kurtinz, together with other blind suppliers, took the time to check all the blinds that they are offering and included safety features in the manufacturing. As household owners, it is also a part of your responsibility to make sure that the roman blinds installed in your house is safe for your children. Kurtinz and other blind suppliers are already contributing so you should also take action.
The use of cord cleat has been extremely helpful in making the roman blinds safe for kids. It can be used for Venetian, vertical, pleated, roller and roman blinds. A cord cleat is known as a small and simple device that is usually installed high into an adjacent wall. The cords from your roman blinds can be placed on the cord cleat and leave it out of children’s reach.
A cord securing clip may also be used if you don’t want the loops to be reached by the children. This is compatible for roller, vertical and Roman blinds. This is the same as the cord cleat and it should be mounted into an adjacent wall. The loop will be secured by the P-shaped clip so the children won’t easily reach it.
If you do not want to use a cord cleat or a cord securing clip, you can completely eliminate the chain loop with the use of a chain tassel. This kind of safety device can be used for Venetian, roller, vertical and roman blinds. You will be using a single length chain with tassels attached on every end.
Aside from these simple devices, you should also make some adjustments on the design of the interior. The windows should be a bit far from any other furniture that children may use. If you think that the children can climb in specific furniture close to your window, remove it and change its position.
Accidents are inevitable, but you can significantly reduce the number of blind-related accidents to children if you are going to be aware on the possible solutions to prevent this problem.