The First UK Online Shop To Offer Child Safety Mechanisms Blinds

July 16, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News introduces child safety mechanisms and information for most of its products for the first time on an UK online shop. Following the tendency to devote more attention to child safety related issues, Blinds UK has been the first online blinds shop to provide its customers with quality information on child safety as well as mechanisms especially devised to make window treatments a safer choice.

Child safety is an issue of major importance for homeowners, that is why manufacturers and retailers of home improvement items have been very receptive and have come up with efficient solutions to make house items safer for use in rooms with children. In the case of window treatments, the main issue is that most of them are cord or chain controlled and they pose major threats to children given the loop they form since it can lead to accidental strangulation. That is why special devices have been designed so as to ensure that window blinds are a safer choice. Though they do not completely eliminate risks, cord cleats are child safety devices for venetian blinds, be they aluminium or wooden blinds, and they make cords inaccessible to children as they are securely wrapped around it. In the case of roller blinds which are usually operated through chains, the most common child safety solution is the easy break chain connector which is a special device used to connect the ends of the chain after it has been shortened and which breaks upon pressure to release the ends and thus eliminate the dangerous loop. Vertical blinds, another very common window treatment, are usually enhanced in safety with the use of a special device called a tie down clip which is positioned next to the blind on the wall and the cord as well as chains are slipped around it in order to maintain them tidy against the wall.

Manifesting interest in the general tendency of making households a safer environment, Blinds UK, an online retailer of ready made and made to measure blinds, has become actively involved by integrating a child safety section on the pages of most of its products. This way, upon accessing the online offer, customers can become better acquainted with the general recommendations issued by the British Blinds and Shutters Association as to the correct use of window shades in houses with children as well as find out the most suitable child safety device for each of the blinds available online prior to purchasing.

In a constant attempt to bring customers more for less, Blinds UK has become known not only for the wide variety of products sold online and for the generous discounts but also for the quality technical information offered on any of its products and, now, for the first time in the online environment, for the concern manifested towards making window coverings a safer choice for spaces with children.