It is very important to know that window shades or blinds Glasgow pose potential threat or hazards to children if inner pull cords or pull cords in the front of the rear get entangled around the neck of a child. Strangulations in Roman shades happen when a child places his or her neck between the fabric and the rear cord. In roll-up blinds, strangulations occur when a child’s neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop.
Parents and anyone who has a home where children live or visit must examine all window coverings to make sure there are absolutely no accessible cords on the front, side, centre, or rear of the product. Any shades or blinds in Glasgow with accessible cords should be replaced by cordless window coverings. Here are other important safety tips to protect your child from the hazards posed by window coverings.
- Do not place cribs, beds, and furniture in children’s bedrooms or playrooms close to windows.
- When shopping, look for cordless honeycomb shades; their inner cords are completely inaccessible, as fabric covers both the front and back sides of the cords. Another good choice: Roller shades that are lifted and lowered by pushing and pulling the bottom of the shade.
- Find some services that offer a voluntary corrective action plan covering Roman blinds Glasgow and roll-up blinds to prevent the potential hazard of strangulation to young children. Some offer retrofit kits for Roman-style fabric looped and flat panel shades and roll-up blinds online.