According to a recent study, 300 children have died and nearly 17,000 have become injured by blinds cords over the past 25 years. An area which is often overlooked when childproofing a home, blinds cords have proven to be a silent killer in many properties across the UK, with children becoming entangled in the dangling cord.
Safety awareness in and around the home is imperative, particularly for households with young children who love to explore. As the blind cord death toll rises, this article will look into the importance of installing child safety blinds.
Findings from a study carried out by RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) show that there have been at least 30 deaths across the UK caused by looped cords since 1999, with 18 occurring since 2010.
The most tragic part of these findings is that they can be preventable with the correct safety measures in place.