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6 Window Blinds Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know for window blinds every parent should know Every year in Australia, 1 - 2 children die strangled or injured by looped blinds / curtain cords. That's too many. Where are the dangers? A Avoid placing sofas, chairs, tables, shelves or Never place children's cots, beds, highchairs or playpens near a window where children can reach the blind or curtain cords. The cords can easily tangle around children's necks, strangling them while they play or sleep. bookcases near windows with corded blinds or curtains. Young children love to climb onto furniture to look out the window. If they can reach the cords, they may quickly become entangled in them, lose their footing and suffer strangulation or serious injuries. Prevention tips Warning labels Out of reach Choose blinds Ensure all cords are out Use cleats and curtains with safe of reach from children. design features and warning labels. Use cleats to secure cords away from children. Loops & tassels 4 Use a cord guide Cut loops by cutting and install safety tassels. If loops are necessary, then Window-free zone ensure they are anchored to the wall or ground Move all furniture, cots, and beds away from windows. using a cord guide. Cleats Cords Pull force Cord guides must be installed so that a loose cord cannot form a loop of 220mm or longer at a height of less than 1600mm above the floor level. You must use a cleat to secure Ensure cleat is secure the cord at least 1600mm and cords can withstand above floor level. A child is a certain amount of force so capable of unwinding a cord from a cleat. when pulled, it doesn't detach from the wall. Last of all. Never leave your children unsupervised: Always maintain a clear line of sight. Presented by ziZONE INTERIORS https://www.productsafetygovau/content/index.phtml/itemld/975054/fromitemld/974977 https://www.productsafety.govau/content/item.phtml?itemld=1010475&nodeld=60d38 b336021777476a23d3f145alea1&fn=Corded%20intemal%20window620coverings%20 -%20lnstallation%20guide pdf https://www.productsafetygovau/content/index.phtml/itemld/981424/fromitemid/974977 -affairs-vic-prod-safety-fact-sheet-ctns-and-cords.pdf

6 Window Blinds Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know

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Every year in Australia, one to two children die from strangulation caused by looped blind or curtain cords. This infographic highlights six considerations to protect your children against cord harm i...


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