Low hanging blind and curtain cords pose a serious risk of strangling small children. A child can put their head in the loop created by a blind or curtain cord. If the child then falls or tries to sit down, they can hang themselves in the loop.
Since 2000, at least 10 Australian children have died in this way.
All new internal blinds, curtains and window fittings must follow a mandatory safety standard (rest assured that any new blind installed by THE BLIND DOCTOR COMPLIES WITH THESE SAFETY STANDARDS). Despite this, many of the blinds, curtains and shades in Queensland homes are still unsafe.