Child Safety

As a member of the British Blinds and Shutters Association, Stevens (Scotland) Ltd support fully the ‘make it safe!’ campaign initiated by our trade association. The message is to ‘reduce the risk from looped blind cords and chains’.

As a supplier to the trade we will offer to supply, on request, free of charge either tie back or cleats. We will also be promoting Child Safe devices such as Ultrawand for Aluminium Venetian Blinds and Mono-Control devices for Vertical Blinds.

BBSA Guidance Note

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Stevens General Child Safety
Guidance

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Make sure all cords and chains are always secured out of reach of babies and young children. Do not tie cords or chains together. Make sure cords or chains do not twist and create a loop.

Move beds, cots, highchairs and playpens away from window covering cords and chains.

Move furniture away from window covering cords and chains as children love to climb

We suggest that our Trade Customers warn their customers that Blind cords and chains can pose a risk for babies, children and vulnerable people who could injure or even strangle themselves on the hanging looped cords.

The basic Safety requirements are as follows:

  1. Make sure all cords are out of reach.
  2. Do not place your child’s cot, bed, highchair or playpen near to a window blind.
  3. Do not put sofas, chairs, tables, shelves or bookcases near to a window blind, as children love to climb.