This European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for safety devices to be used for protection from strangulation in internal blinds as specified in EN 13120 and insect screens as specified in EN 13561.
These devices might be fitted to internal blinds and insect screens at the time of manufacture or for retrofitting.
This European Standard applies to any design of device including the following:
- tensioning devices;
- breakaway devices;
- accumulation devices;
- non tangling devices;
- inner cord stops.
Although at the time this standard has been published, no product standard exists for draperies, requirements and test methods specified in the present standard may be applied to safety devices used in such products.
For clarification purpose, the term "internal blinds" used in the present standard should mean "internal blinds and insect screens".