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Stop The Child! Childproof Your Dangerous Cupboards Today!

February 16, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 182

Safety in the home has become a watchword over the past few years as it has become an established belief that there are as many accidents in the home as anywhere else. It may not be the worst but it certainly is an area where there is a major problem. One of the major sets of people at risk is of course young children, although older children do have their moments. One of the biggest problems is that young children have very inquiring minds and active bodies and they want to find and play with everything. Child proof gates across the tops of stairs are important and do save lives as well as preventing serious accidents and good ones are worth the expense but they are only part of the argument.

Many of the dangers of a house are kept in cupboards and this area becomes an area of major importance. There are many dangerous cleaning fluids and other items which look great for a child to drink and if mother is not looking a quick trip to a cupboard can be disastrous. Fortunately the jars and bottles holding these substances are now supposedly child proof but there is always a child who can disprove the theory and a top is often left off.

The problem now becomes one of trying to keep a child from gaining access to a cupboard by fitting a door handle or childproof catch onto the door to stop entry. A good fitting door closing will help, either a strong spring or magnetic catch or a full locking device. Some door handles are extremely easy for a child to open whilst others are more difficult. A full clasp type door handle, which the child can grip fully, is often easy for them to open and gain access to the dangers. A simple grip type where only the finger ends pull on the grip, typical of a recessed type of door handle is much more difficult to open as the child rarely has the strength in the finger ends required to open the door.

The obvious solution sounds a lock or catch type of door but this can often be detrimental. Consider a kitchen cupboard, which a child may get into because it was left open, when inside they will close the door and a catch makes it a prison. If it is a magnetic or spring closure this is much easier to open from the inside by the child pushing onto the door and it rarely causes a problem. Take time to pick a good door handle, and a good supplier will always advise from their experience

Handles4u is a UK based door handles specialist selling handles since 1995. You can find a large range of door handles as well as cabinet handles and knobs to suite all your every need such as cupboard knobs and much more.

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