New standard on cord safetyJune 28, 2016
The new standard EN 13120:2014 on cord safety has come into force. It mandates manufacturing and trading companies of shading systems for interiors to meet specific requirements in terms of safety in the products they sell.
The safety solutions required by law are aimed at eliminating, as far as possible, any risk of strangulation for children and people with limited mental capacity.
Pellini has quickly adjusted its products to comply with the new legislation by introducing dedicated solutions for each model:
- UA16/25, UM16 (Light), Legno (Wood), UP14/20 (Light), UR Light (cord-operated), Roller One-Touch, Roller Maxi, Roller Bambù, Vertical: hook to be fixed on wall or window frame.
- AQ16/25, AX16/25, K25, Roller One-Cord, Roller Slope: hook to be fixed on wall or window frame or wand.
- Roller Molla, Roller Catenella (steel and PVC chain), UR Light (steel and PVC chain), Lisage, Pacchetto (Roman): automatic magnetic release device of the chain.
- Lisage: automatic release device of the cord.
- AP16/25: antiligature knob system.
- MMC16/25: patented automatic release device of the cord and cord tensioner.
- MMA16/25: wand operation.
- US14/20 Light: operation by recess in the bottom rail.
- MAOP16/25, Roller Motore 24V, Roller Motore 220V: motorised system.
We also inform you that length of operating loop cords or chains is calculated in compliance with the new standard (download the .pdf file)
New obligations for cord/chain blind fitters
Blind traders and window fitters are obliged by law to:
- be acquainted with the new standard
- order and install the Pellini safety devices according to the instructions provided
- deliver the following documentation to the end users, in order for them to read it carefully: instruction leaflet, fitted inside the blind packaging (download the .pdf file) and information tab, fitted into the cord loop (download the .pdf file).
All the players in the commercial framework, from the manufacturer to the processor and the fitter, are concerned and jointly liable for safety: it’s no use pleading ignorance of the law!