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Hampshire Trading Standards

Window Blind and Curtain Cord Safety

Safety tips

Looped blind and window cords are dangerous as young children, especially those under 3 can become entangled and do not have the neck strength to free themselves.

There have been at least 23 tragic deaths in the UK since 2000, and more across the world.

  • New blinds should be supplied so that the cord breaks under strain.
  • Ensure all cords are kept securely out of reach.
  • Never put a child in a cot, high chair or playpen within reach of a curtain or blind cord.

Blind Cord Danger Pack

Hampshire Trading Standards have put together a pack to reduce the risk.

This is only for Hampshire County Council residents.

The pack contains

  • Make it safe advice leaflet

  • One cleat - to tie cords up safely

  • Fixing instructions for the cleat

  • Blind safety warning tag

Get a pack

Some packs have been supplied to libraries, community centres, and in some in GP surgeries.



British Blind and Shutter Association


Window blind poster

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