Beware Of This Hazard:
Over the last couple of decades several young
children have died from strangulation
while playing around the cords of window blinds.
This has especially been a problem with cords
that form a loop at the bottom.
The problem happens when a child sticks his
neck through the looped cord and spins around in
circles, tightening the cord until he can't
If there is even a chance that
small children could ever be visiting your home,
I urge you to keep all window blind cords (and
curtain cords) up and out of reach of small
Of course, if you have small children, you
need to be aware of these hazards and always
keep cords out of their reach.