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Blind Safety

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childsafety Fri 02-Nov-12 15:52:15

So sad to read about the tragic death of the toddler who got caught up in the cord from a window blind this week. Sadly it is not the first time and nor will it be the last.

Blind Cord Safety

• Keep cords out of the reach of children.
• Install blinds without a cord, particularly in a child’s bedroom.
• Do not place a child’s cot or highchair near a window.
• Pull-cord
s should be kept short and out of reach.
• Tie up the cords or use one of the many cleats, cord-tidies or clips available
• Don’t cut the cords. That can lead to one cord becoming longer, increasing the risk of entanglement, or can create a dangerous loop.

If you find your baby or child not breathing start CPR immediately and do not stop until the emergency services arrive.

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