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Tougher blind cord standards welcomed

24th February 2014 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Nicole Stevens

A new standard for blind cords is to be brought in, and safety organisation the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), has pledged its support for the move.

The new EN 13120:2009+A1:2014 standard ensures that blind cords are safer, specifically concerning potential strangulation hazards. It ensures that when there is a loop in the blind cord, it will be fitted with a safety device so it will break under pressure. It must also be secured to the wall.

A new maximum cord and chain length will also be enforced, and new blinds will come with warning signs so customers are informed of any potential dangers.

Sheila Merrill, RoSPA’s public health adviser, said: "The arrival of the new blind cord standard is a welcome development because it will help to strengthen the safety of all new blinds and save children’s lives. But it is important to stress that there are 200 million blinds already fitted in UK properties."ADNFCR-2754-ID-801696592-ADNFCR


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