Loose blind cords and chains within reach of children can be fatal. By their very nature cords or chains used to operate blinds (and curtains) are very strong and if they become wrapped around a child’s neck “they will not break” and can result in strangulation. Veneta understands the importance of selling child safe blind products but it is important for all our customers to recognise the potential danger presented by loose blind cords and how to install your blinds so they are safe for the whole family and comply with Australian safety regulations.
Veneta have a number of inherently child safe blind products that have no exposed cords. We highly recommend these for children’s bedrooms and playrooms. Our blinds that are operated by exposed cords are fitted with a number of safety devices that greatly minimises the risk of strangulation.
Some of these devices like the child safety guides and cleats are fitted during installation and must be mounted out of your child’s reach (min height of 1.6m from the floor). These safety devices also rely on the home owner’s vigilance to ensure the blind cords and chains are “ALWAYS” secured around or through these devices.
Our Top 2 Child Safe Blinds
These blinds are child safe due to there being no external cords or chains to operate the blind.
All Veneta blind products comply with the Australian Trade Practices Safety regulations
All corded Veneta blind products are supplied with a child safety cleat and fitted with a break away safety tassel for consolidating multiple cords
All chain controlled Veneta blinds are supplied with a child safety guide
All Veneta blinds are fitted with a safety warning label identifying customers of the hazards of blind cords and chains
All Veneta blinds are supplied with installation instructions clearly detailing how to install your new blinds safely for the whole family
All day and all night feel safe with Veneta blinds!
5 Quick Child Safety Tips
Take these five simple steps to ensure that blind cords/chains in your home are out of reach of children, particularly children under 6 years of age:
If you have young children or toddlers frequently visiting your home please consider our child safe product range and we urge you to read the ACCC Safety Alerts on Blinds and Curtain Cords.