We ensure the safety of our children

From GARDINIA as a specialists for window covering and sun protection, customers expect a safe and doing well standardized product. Child safety is our top priority - and in this area there is an important legal innovation that significantly influenced our products and their usability.

GARDINIA products are equipped according to EN 13120.

EN 13120 / German Product safety act

The previously current European Standard for Safety of Children (DIN EN 13120:2009) in connection with covering in sun protection on windows and balcony or terrace doors put on the voluntary labeling of warnings on the products as well as the mounting and operating instructions.


For this reason, the European Commission has had to revise the regulations and standards regarding child safety and given this as a mandate to the European Committee for Standardization (CEN).


With the addition of the European Standard (EN) 13120/prA1: 2012 the identification of the child safety from the official notice, subject to (expected in the first quarter of 2014) the German Product Safety Act and has to be implemented without a transition period. We will gladly inform you when we have more details on the implementation dates.


Please note in your own interest also indications in the press / trade press on this issue. The scope includes products which are assembled on or in the window, or between two non-welded plates or somewhere in the inner area of a building. It concerns all the inner sight and sun protection products belong to the scope, regardless of their structure and the type of materials used.


Important note! The texts mentioned here describe only the most important parts of EN 13120 and the relevant test standards EN 16433 and EN 16434.
The complete texts and the exact requirements please contact the official standards or the current draft standards refer. For copyright reasons we are not allowed to publish them.

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Mounting height unknown, ballchain controlled

Control length of sun protection with ballchain control and break away connector.
(Frequently: Do-It-Yourself products)

Here are two solutions:

  1. The break away connector will open by 6 Kg, ballchain length must be 2/3 of blind heigth.
  2. The chain tensioner locked the chain on the wall, the chain length is limited by law to 100 cm.
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Mounting height unknown, cord controlled

Control length of sun protection with cord and cord cleat.
(Frequently: Do-It-Yourself products)

Here is one solution:

  1. The cord length is limited by law to 100 cm, a cord cleat must be installed.
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Mounting height known, ballchain controlled

Control length of sun protection with ballchain control and break away connector.
(Frequently: Made-To-Measure products)

Here are two solutions:

  1. The break away connector will open by 6 Kg, ballchain length must be the mounting height miuns 60 cm.
  2. The chain tensioner locked the chain on the wall, the chain length must be the mounting height minus 150 cm.
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Mounting height known, cord controlled

Control length of sun protection with cord and cord cleat.
(Frequently: Made-To-Measure products)

Here is one solution:

  1. The cord length must be the mounting heigt minus 150 cm.
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Warning tag

The warning tag has to be labeled on sun shade products or safety device and on mounting / operating instruction.
The warning has to be listed on the product or on the safety device and in the mounting / operating instruction. From the retailer specialist is expected that he points the consumer to the possible dangers and explains the operation of the safety device.
 
All participants have a shared responsibility.
 

  • The manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that all components of the product are manufactured and supplied in accordance with the applicable standards and laws.
  • The contractor is responsible for ensuring that the consumer aware of possible risks and the products are expertly measured and fitted.
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