Blind Cord Safety Checklist
How safe are your children?
Are you having new blinds installed?
When installing new blinds and curtains, make sure you or the installer secure any loose or looped cords - do not leave them hanging down. Solution? INSTALL CORDAWAY
Do you have loose or long curtain cords?
Go through every room in your home and check for any blinds or curtains with long cords that are either loose or looped. This includes floor level cords a child can become tangled in. Solution? INSTALL CORDAWAY
Are you children’s cots, bed or highchairs near windows?
Do not put children’s furniture near a window where children can reach blind or curtain cords. The cords can become tangled around children’s necks and strangle them. Solution? INSTALL CORDAWAY
Is there furniture close to windows that your child could climb up on to access the window cord?
Do not place sofas, chairs, tables, shelves or bookcases near windows with corded blinds or curtains. As young children like to climb onto furniture to look out the window, they may quickly become entangled in the cords, lose their footing, and suffer strangulation or serious injuries. Solution? INSTALL CORDAWAY
Do you leave your child alone in rooms, even for just a minute?
Accidental strangulation can happen very quickly, so never leave children alone in rooms where cords are unsecured, even if you’re visiting someone’s home, even for a short while. Solution? INSTALL CORDAWAY
Do you have a safety device to keep cords out of your child’s reach?
Some blinds can’t operate properly without looped cords. To keep them out of children’s reach you should secure these cords with CORDAWAY.