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Vale Blinds consider child safety a top priority
We know that as children grow so does their curiosity with the world around them. Basic household items, including window coverings and blinds, can turn into potential hazards. Supplying products specifically designed to be safer for homes with infants and young children is a vital part of our philosophy
Vale actively seek out manufactures that adhere to the European EN13120 standard (Internal Blinds Performance Requirements including safety) as a minimum safety requirement. In addition, Vale are continuously searching for the latest child friendly systems that complement your home and give you peace of mind
Vale offer a wide range of features across our product ranges which address the issue of minimising the risk to children. As new and innovative ideas come to market, Vale constantly strive to embrace these and positively encourage our manufactures to update their product ranges
Vale Blinds quick guide to safety features and solutions you should look out for
Child Safety Solutions
Extra Safety Features
|Skylight Blinds||Inherently Child safe||
|Duette blinds||SmartCord, Literise, Motorisation, Fully Tensioned Models, Handle Controls, Crank Operation||Chain Tensioner, Cord Cleat, Twin Breakaway Cord Connectors,|
|Pleated Blinds||Literise, Motorisation, Fully Tensioned Models, Handle Controls, Crank Operation||Chain Tensioner, Cord Cleat, Twin Breakaway Cord Connectors,|
|Venetian Blinds||Motorisation, Fully Tensioned Models, Handle Controls, Crank Operation||Chain Tensioner, Cord Cleat, Twin Breakaway Cord Connectors,|
|Roller Blinds||Sprung, Motorisation, Fully Tensioned / Intu Models, Handle Controls,||Chain Tensioner, Cord Cleat, Twin Breakaway Cord Connectors,|
|Twist / Multishade Blinds||Motorisation, Crank Operation,||Chain Tensioner,|
|Silhouette Blinds||Ultralift, Motorisation, Powerrise,||Chain Tensioner,|
|Wooden Venetian Blinds||Motorisation, Crank Operation,||Cord Cleat, Twin Breakaway Cord Connectors,|
|Facette Blinds||Chain Tensioner,|
|Roman Blinds||Motorisation, Click Ring,|
General safety advice offered by Vale's most trusted blind manufacturer
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.
– Position furniture a safe distance away from blinds and windows to prevent children from being able to reach them.
– Do not allow cords or chains to hang close to cots or beds or to gather on the floor.
– Do not allow cords or chains to hang free. They should always be secured out of reach, or a cordless control should be used.
– Never leave a child unsupervised in an area where there are potential safety hazards – even if safety devices have been installed. The CEN standard states that ‘persons in charge of children are ultimately responsible for following the safety instructions provided by the manufacturer’
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