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Child Safety

As children grow so does their curiosity with the world around them. Basic household items, including window coverings, can turn into potential hazards. At Cork Window Blinds we consider child safety a top priority. Making products safer for homes with infants and young children is an integral part of our design philosophy.

Safe and easy operation

Cork Window Blinds is committed to adhering to the European EN 13120 standard (Internal Blinds Performance Requirements incl. safety) as a minimum safety requirement. Due to the changes in the European standard, you might have noticed some changes to your blind.
The standard operating length of most blinds with cord or chain operation has been reduced to a maximum of 1 meter to lower the risk of injuries on young children.

General advice

Buyers and users of blinds should be aware of the hazards that can be posed by unrestrained cords, braids, loop chains and wires, which may be hazardous to young children. The following guidelines should always be considered:

  • Young children can be strangled by loops in pull cords, chains, tapes and inner cords that operate the product. They can also wrap cords around their necks.
  • To avoid strangulation and entanglement, keep cords out of reach of young children.
  • Move beds, cots and furniture away from window covering cords.
  • Do not tie cords together. Make sure cords do not twist and create a loop.
  • Install and use the safety devices according to the installation instructions on these devices to reduce possibility of such an accident.
Cork Window Blind’s Solutions

All our innovative lifting systems – including cordless and motorised options – are designed to offer the ultimate in safety and convenience.

Choosing what’s right for your home

Ask today for help to decide exactly which products, features and controls are best home. And we have a full range of colours, patterns and designs perfect for nurseries, playrooms and little one’s bedrooms.

You can also see our Child Safety Brochure:
Child Safety Brochure

Contact us for more information on our Child Safety range.

We work with Cork Window Blinds on an ongoing basis with all of our rental properties in Munster. Brilliant service and highly efficient.

Pauline O'Sullivan - Managing Director of Prime Letting,

We ordered venetian blinds for our entire house. The blinds were ordered and fitted within days. Our house has been transformed. Thanks Gavan & team

Richard Sheahan - Cork,

Quality is superb, price is highly competitive with a quick delivery/installation. Brilliant

Beckie Dwyer - Monkstown, Cork

Gavan discussed all our office requirements with us on site. Screen Blinds were the ideal solution, to protect us from the sun yet optimising the day light. Highly recommend Cork Window Blinds

David Caren - Managing Director of Run Angel,
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