Don’t let it happen to you
All new blinds fitted in UK homes after 2014 must come with a safety device, but the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA), recommends following these guidelines, too:
Don’t place a child’s cot, bed, playpen or highchair anywhere near a window.
Pull-cords on curtains and old blinds should be kept short and well out of reach.
Don’t hang toys or objects that could be a strangling hazard in or near your child’s cot or bed.