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Foolproof Window Blind Cord Safety Tips for Your Home

24 February 2020

Blinds and Shutters in Sydney

 Just purchased blinds and shutters in Sydney, but wondering how to ensure your blind cords are completely safe and not a danger to your children?  Blind cords can be a very serious risk to both babies and young children, as well as the elderly as these looped cords or chains can either result in accidental strangulation or serious injuries caused by falls. What steps should you take to ensure your children and elderly loved ones are safe from losing their life in just a few seconds from this often forgotten risk? Keep reading to find out some important ways to minimize the potential risk of shutter and blind cords, irrespective of whether you have  PVC plantation shutters in Sydney, straight drop awnings or any other style of blinds and shutters in Sydney that have cords! 

One of the most important, but often forgotten steps is to make sure you do not place cribs, beds, toy boxes, reading chairs or any similar items in close proximity of your blinds and shutters as this will give babies and young children easy access to the cords and strings attached to your blinds and shutters. These cords from any of the blinds and shutters in Sydney could easily end up tangled around a baby or young child’s neck when they’re sleeping causing them to be choked when they’re asleep or playing! 

Young children love to climb furniture, so even in areas outside of the bedroom, all blinds and shutters such as the popular straight drop awnings in Sydney should have no sofas, tables or any other furniture close to it. When children climb up and have access to the cords, they can easily become entangled in them, lose their footing and then either suffer strangulation or a serious injury!

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