For Child Safety Week, Evans Textiles would like to demonstrate how our breakaway technology works on our blind systems. Blinds may not pose as a danger, but the looped cords can be deadly to a young child or pet, who will be at risk if they get caught in the cord. It is now on average that 2 children die every year because of blind cords, and it is important to us that we reduce that number.
Blinds may not pose as a danger, but the looped cords can be deadly to a young child or pet, who will be at risk if they get caught in the cord. It is now on average that 2 children die every year because of blind cords, and it is important to us that we reduce that number.
Our blind technology is uniquely designed for your safety. We install our Roman, Cellular/Pleated and Roller Blinds with a breakaway cog mechanism. This safety feature can help the cog and chain compartments breakaway from the headrail when a pressure of 6kg is applied. Installing the breakaway blind system is straightforward, and fits suitably into any home, workplace, or public area.
It is important to us that our customers are knowledgeable of the Child Safety benefits of the breakaway blinds. We aim to prevent child accidents from happening in the future, and to create a safer environment for everyone.
All compartments for the breakaway blinds have safety labels, safety features and fitting instructions. These warning labels should be included when ordering your child safe breakaway blinds.
Depending on your choice of blinds, check if they include:
🗸 Rear Cord Safety devices (Rear Cord Breakaway device: 76444, 76666)
🗸 A cord or chain that is at least 150cm above ground – fitted with a wall cleat/P clip.
🗸 Or a chain with a unique breakaway device that is at least 60cm above ground.
Ensure your breakaway blinds meet the criteria for a safe, practical environment suitable for children. We are proud to manufacture and distribute a range of child safety solutions to give you the right products to create a fully compliant blind system. To give you total peace of mind all child safety products are tested by Evans Textiles and externally approved by Bureau Veritas.