Have you ever considered how safe your window treatments are? With the NZ Government considering introducing child safety legislation in the coming months for corded window treatments, read on to see if your window blinds could be impacted.
At Aspect, our blinds and shutters not only look beautiful – they’re also designed and manufactured with safety in mind. We share the proactive steps our team are taking when it comes to the safety of our products.
What types of window treatments is the Government looking at?
While we’re waiting on confirmation from the Government, the safety standards are likely to impact corded window treatments – including:
If you have these types of window treatments in your home, we encourage you to speak to your manufacturer as soon as you can and ask about product safety.
Why we’re serious about safety
At Aspect, your safety is always a priority for us. As a Kiwi-owned and family-run company, we have meticulous manufacturing and quality standards.
For some time, our roller blinds have included a cord guide to eliminate a potential choking hazard. This anchors the blind cord to the wall.
Soon, our entire range of corded blinds (including venetian, vertical and honeycomb blinds) will include this extra safety feature.
Our full safety measures will include:
Along with this, we’re also:
Along with all these steps, we’re also already producing cord-free motorised blinds. This elegant motorised blind range is controlled using a remote and a discreet motor. There’s no need for any cords.
What to do if your window blinds have cords
Dangling and loose window blind cords aren’t only an eyesore, they also can create a choking hazard. Prevention is as simple as installing a safety tension device.
Watch our quick video to see:
Safety tension device (such as cleats or cord guides) are unobtrusive. Anyone can install them in just a minute or two.
If you’re buying new Aspect blinds, they’ll be included in your order and be installed by one of our accredited retailers.
If your blinds were produced by another manufacturer, we encourage you to speak to them as soon as you can.
Like to learn more?
In the meantime, you can also read about the Government’s safety campaign on the NZ Consumer Protection Page.