The home is a potentially dangerous place for young children. Simple household items can cause serious injury or even death when toddlers are around. Cords attached to blinds and curtains are some of the many things in every home that need to be childproofed.
Because of issues with children getting strangled by blinds and curtain cords, grassroots organizations, legislators and manufacturers themselves have put together campaigns to combat future injuries and deaths. In Europe, new standards have been introduced whereby blinds and curtain manufacturers must produce child-safe products or supply complementary safety devices.