I suppose restaurateurs do not realize the liability and safety concern that arise from a poorly designed or absent hold down for a cord loop on its roller shades. In fact the blinds I saw just yesterday were inside two well known national restaurant chains.
So, if you own a restaurant, or any public establishment with blinds, please know there is an option. For instance, my vendor of choice for roller shades, Insolroll, opines, "We have created a durable child safety roller shade solution that is compliant with the new American National Standard for Safety of Corded Window Covering Products (ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012). We provide cord-free, single cord pull, continuous bead chain pull, and motorized roller shades that meet and exceed new standard implemented by a joint effort of the Window Covering Manufacturers Association and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.For instance, the Insolroll Metal Select locking chain guide for bead chain loops sets the standard for durability of corded window shade solutions. The Metal Select chain guide has been tested by an independent testing laboratory for UV degradation, impact tolerance, and pull tests to meet the new standards. The Metal Select is manufactured with all metal components to provide a longer-term answer than industry standard plastic solutions."
I sleep better at night thanks to the metal select locking chain guide. It is an excellent design for safety and it looks really cool. A top of industry standard innovation to be sure.
We would love to help you beautify your public space while providing industry leading safety in your roller shade choice. Also, be sure to check out our online roller shade calculator for a rough idea of what your project might cost. Or, please use this contact form to describe your project with rough sizes, and we will gladly email you a rough estimate.