Child Safety

Safe and easy operation

As children grow so does their curiosity with the world around them. Basic household items, including window coverings, can turn into potential hazards. At Luxaflex® we consider child safety a top priority. Making products safer for homes with infants and young children is an integral part of our design philosophy.

Luxaflex® is committed to adhering to the European EN 13120 standard (Internal Blinds Performance Requirements incl. safety) as a minimum safety requirement. We are continuously developing new products to help reduce the risk of accidents. Due to the changes in the European standard, you might have noticed some changes to your blind.

The standard operating length of most blinds with cord or chain operation, has been reduced to a maximum of 1 meter to lower the risk of injuries on young children.

To learn more about the many safety Child Safety features we offer, visit your local Luxaflex® dealer who can provide you with expert advice


General advice

Buyers and users of blinds should be aware of the hazards that can be posed by unrestrained
cords, braids, loop chains and wires, which may be hazardous to young children. The following
guidelines should always be considered.

  • Young children can be strangled by loops in pull cords, chains, tapes and inner cords that operate the product. They can also wrap cords around their necks.
  • To avoid strangulation and entanglement, keep cords out of reach of young children.
  • Move beds, cots and furniture away from window covering cords.
  • Do not tie cords together. Make sure cords do not twist and create a loop.
  • Install and use the safety devices according to the installation instructions on these devices to reduce possibility of such an accident.

 


Luxaflex® solutions


From cordless alternatives to motorised systems, Luxaflex® offers many innovative lifting systems designed with safety,convenience and beauty in mind. Choose from an abundant array of colors and materials that complement your nursery today and your teen’s room tomorrow.


LiteRise®LiteRise®

Eliminate pull cords altogether with the unique LiteRise® system. This cordless push up, pull down system raises and lowers the product with the touch of a finger. LiteRise® helps reduce potential hazards, while also offering more user comfort and a streamlined appearance.


SmartCord® and UltraLift™SmartCord® and UltraLift™

Luxaflex® SmartCord® and UltraLift™ are revolutionary and patented cord lifting systems. They feature a retractable pull cord that maintains a constant length, and allows the user to effortlessly raise and lower the shade. Inaddition, the SmartCord® system will automatically lower the blind to the preferred position after one simple pull of the cord.


PowerRise®PowerRise® and motorised operation

Awide variety of Luxaflex® products are offered with motorised options that allow the product to be operated at the touch of a button. The remote control operation or wall switch eliminates operating cords for enhanced child safety and user comfort. Options include wired and battery-powered motorisation.


SoftraiseSoftraise

The cordless Luxaflex® Roller Blind Softraise system uses a spring mechanism for easy lifting and lowering. Skylight, Nano Blinds and tensioned models These systems are designed to fit neatly into the frame of your windows, doors and skylights and eliminate the need for free hanging cord loops.


Skylight, Nano Blinds and tensioned modelsSkylight, Nano Blinds and tensioned models
These systems are designed to fit neatly into the frame of your windows, doors and skylights and eliminate the need for free
hanging cord loops.


Quick release cord connectorsQuick release cord connectors

Quick release cord connectors are fitted as standard on many Luxaflex® blinds. These connectors break apart and separate when pressure is applied to them.

Crank or wand operationCrank or wand operation

Many Luxaflex® products are available with a crank or slide wand system. The slide wand allows you to effortlessly slide vertical blinds. Our special crank operation integrates both lift and tilt functions into one easy-to-use crank.

Cord and chain operationsCord and chain operations
If you prefer a cord or endless chain, safety for your child is increased with extra safety devices. All Luxaflex® products are supplied with a cord or chain safety device.

  • Cord cleats and tensioners enable any cords or chains to be fastened to the wall – out of the reach of children. A breakaway chain connector makes sure that any loop in the chain will break when an excessive force is pulling on the chain.
  • A cord cleat is supplied with every product which has pull cords. Be aware that these need to be installed at a minimum height of 1.5 m from the floor.
  • A chain tensioner is supplied with every product which has an operating chain.
  • Detailed instructions of how to install the devices in a safe manner are always attached to the blind.
  • A warning tag which highlights the dangers to children is attached to every cord or chain operated blind and is also repeated in the installation instructions which come with the product.

  Child safe solutions Other safety features
Duette® Shades SmartCord®, LiteRise®, motorisation, tensioned models, handle control, crank operation Chain tensioner, cord cleat, quick release cord connectors
Plissé Shades LiteRise®, motorisation, tensioned models, handle control, crank operation Chain tensioner, cord cleat, quick release cord connectors
Venetian Blinds Motorisation, tensioned models, handle control, crank operation Chain tensioner, cord cleat, quick release cord connectors
Roller Blinds LiteRise®, motorisation, Softraise, Nano Blinds, crank operation Chain tensioner
Twist® Roller Blinds

Motorisation, crank operation Chain tensioner
Silhouette® Shades

UltraLift™, motorisation Chain tensioner
Wood Blinds Motorisation, crank operation Cord cleat, quick release cord connectors
Vertical Blinds

Motorisation, wand control Chain tensioner, cord cleat
Roman Shades Motorisation, quick release cord connectors Chain tensioner, cord cleat
Skylight Blinds Motorisation, handle control, tensioned models  
Facette® Shades


  Chain tensioner

Visit your local Luxaflex® dealer where you can find all of the latest products. They will guide and advise you in making your decision. You can also find out about their measuring and fitting service, so your choice perfectly meets your needs.

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