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    Hi there,

    Chain-cord controllers, what does everyone think about them??? I've just bought a load from Jones, as I think they might be a safer option for the rotary roman-blind chain units, to help stop children getting caught up in/playing with the chains. I think we may have talked about this before on the forum but can't find out where...
    Kind regards,
    Helen

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    Re: Home-safe chain/cord controllers

    If you do a quick search with the word safety in the roman blind section there are various discussions......

    I always point out the safety angle of blinds with cords (roman or roller) and offer a safety clip as an option. Some suppliers can give you a stated breaking weight for the chains they use, and can supply safety labels to attach to your blinds before delivery if you want to.
    Louise


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    • #3
      Re: Home-safe chain/cord controllers

      Louise,
      Thanks for that,
      Helen

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      • #4
        Re: Home-safe chain/cord controllers

        Here is another option - a style I hadn't seen before with various fixing options.

        Safety device

        Other suppliers of similar clips include Decorquip (no web site at the moment), Merrick & Day, Jones and Blinds etc.
        Louise


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        • #5
          Re: Home-safe chain/cord controllers

          Thank you, Loiuse. I've been looking for something just like that.

          Cat
          Kind regards

          Cat

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          • #6
            Re: Home-safe chain/cord controllers

            Hi Helen
            I use the bead controllers from Jones and have done for a long time. I find they work extremley well.
            I fit them as standard to all my blinds which are supplied on a head rail. I do not give my customers a choice I explain the risk of strangulation to small children and that there have even been fatalities from the chains.
            I think that some kind of control mechanism will become law very shortly.
            I will also be adding something about the mechanisms to my T's&C's shortly as recommended by Tam!
            Kindest Regards

            Penny

            Denton Drapes

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            • #7
              Re: Home-safe chain/cord controllers

              what are bead controllers please

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              • #8
                Re: Home-safe chain/cord controllers

                It's a little box that fits onto the chain of a rotary header for a roller or roman blind and then it's screwed to the wall. It's designed to stop small children from getting caught up in the chain and strangling themselves. It's a good idea to use rotary headers with the bead controllers (safety box) rather than using a batten with eyelets, cords & a cleats when putting blinds anywhere where there are young children.
                Jane

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                • #9
                  Re: Home-safe chain/cord controllers

                  I thought Decozo members may find the information from the British Blinds & Shutters Association useful regarding the child safety aspects concerning blinds
                  of all types. On their website they have a very informative section on the Make it safe Campaign and you can download a brochure. Aparently, at the end of this week all the current B.B.S.A. guidelines will be available. They provide leaflets, swing tickets etc.

                  http://www.bbsa.org.uk/

                  Cat
                  Kind regards

                  Cat

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                  • #10
                    Re: Home-safe chain/cord controllers

                    Thanks for that, Cat. I know of the BBSA, but hadn't thought of looking at their website for any safety details. I will print off some leaflets and hand them to customers
                    Kind regards
                    Pen Harrison
                    Colly Brook Fine Furnishings

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                    • #11
                      Re: Home-safe chain/cord controllers

                      Thanks for that Cat - a very useful leaflet.

                      BBSA safety leaflet.
                      Louise


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                      • #12
                        Re: Home-safe chain/cord controllers

                        Hi!
                        Does onyone keep stock of the Pretty frills 'Cord Safety Device' and would be willing to sell me 1 pack? Pretty frills want to charge me £4.95 for delivery!. I already have some of the triangle shaped safety devices but this type would suit the position of my next roman blind better.
                        Thanks.

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