Budget Blinds are a long standing company based in Bolton who are welcoming a change in legislation for blind safety and are actively in support of the ROSPA campain to 'Make It Safe' a blind cord safety campaign.
In February last year, two toddlers in Staffordshire died within five days of each other after becoming entangled in looped blind cords
More about these awful events can be read on BBC Website on the links below
The BBC states that
The current European standard, known as EN13120, states that safety devices must be supplied for looped blind cords. At the moment, the minimum requirement is a separate hook, which can be used to tie the loose cord, and a safety warning.
But this standard is now being strengthened so that new blinds come with built-in safety devices such as chain-break connectors, which allow the cord to break apart when pressure is applied, and wall anchors, which firmly secure the operating cord.
It is hoped that this standard, being decided by the EU Commission, will come into force in 2012 and will affect everyone involved in designing, manufacturing, selling or installing internal blinds where children live or may visit.
Since 2004 ROSPA have been campaigning for a change in legislation to improve the safety of window blinds. Their 'Make It Safe' Campaign offers the following advice
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