e-petition

Ban looped blind cords in the UK

Responsible department: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Looped blind cords are dangerous and pose an extremely high risk of strangulation and entanglement of young children. Too many young toddlers have died from strangling themselves on these cord loops. There have been 28 known deaths since 1999 in the UK alone, my beautiful 17 month old little girl Sophia was the 28th victim to this silent killer. There have also been many near misses which haven't been documented. Safety devices are sold with most blinds BUT it is up to the fitter whether they are used or not. The government needs to BAN these dangerous blinds. Please sign. Thank you.


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Number of signatures:
9,098
Created by:
Amanda O'Halloran
Closing:
23/09/2014 09:48