Families are to be offered free safety checks to help allay fears over the safety of window blinds.
Long established window blind retailer and manufacturer, Barnes Blinds, has launched a drive to make window blinds safer.
Several children have been injured after getting caught up in window blind cords and two youngsters died in incidents in southern Staffordshire in early 2010.
Now Barnes Blinds, of Kidsgrove and Hanley, has pledged to carry out a free home visit for concerned parents and child carers who contact them – and offer a free safer alternative to the simple looped cord.
Adam Barnes said the company are happy to help any new or existing customers and families in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, with free advice regarding any safety concerns they may have and with the backing of the BBSA can offer numerous alternatives to traditional blind cords and controls.
“There are a variety of safe alternatives available on the market” explained Adam. “We will discuss the options available for different types of blinds and offer a safer solution free of charge.”
A family run firm, Barnes Blinds employs around 30 people in North Staffordshire. It has two showrooms, in Kidsgrove and Hanley, and a workshop which manufactures blinds for Barnes’ own customers and companies across the UK.
Adam said: “Barnes Blinds is fully supportive of the British Blinds and Shutters Association’s Make it Safe campaign – and we are happy to take the campaign a step further by offering safer alternatives.
“Our staff carry samples of the alternative fittings with them and in most cases will be able to fit the required safer fixing during the initial home visit.”
For further information contact Adam Barnes on 01782 771117
Notes to Editors:
Barnes Blinds has been serving the public in North Staffordshire for 90 years. The company manufacturers around 90 per cent of the blinds it sells, allowing customers a quick turnaround on their orders.