A European Standard EN 13120: Internal blinds; Performance requirements including safety has existed since 2004 and specifies the requirements for the fitting of internal window blinds. However, NSAI responded to the demand for broader requirements in relation to safety aspects of corded window products in Ireland that are not currently covered by the European Standard. The Irish Standard, I.S. 387 sets out those additional safety requirements that are not currently specified in EN 13120. The European Standard is currently being revised and I.S. 387 will be withdrawn once the revised European wide standard is published and adopted as an Irish Standard.
“NSAI is currently undertaking a number of proactive steps to ensure that Irish manufacturers and suppliers of window blinds are made aware of the current revised standard.” Mr Buckley said.
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