Are your blinds safe?

82% of parents in the UK are aware of the dangers of looped blind cords to their children, yet three quarters (74.4%) don’t know about safety devices that prevent fatal accidents

The findings, revealed in a UK-wide survey carried out by MumPanel for national window blind manufacturer Apollo Blinds , indicate that there are still millions of looped window blinds in UK homes that pose a potential threat to children’s safety.

Unsecured looped window blind cords claimed the lives of at least five children in 2010 through strangulation – with all deaths involving children under the age of four.

Now in its second year, Apollo Blinds is running a Make Blinds Child Safe campaign and giving away free blind cord safety devices. The campaign runs during the Child Accident and Prevention Trust’s (CAPT) Child Safety Week, 20-26 June. During Child Safety Week Apollo Blinds is giving away free P-clip safety devices that can be fitted to existing blinds with unsecured looped cords or chains. These are available from participating Apollo Blinds stores throughout the UK and Ireland. Visit Apollo Blinds or call 0800 915 3030 for information.

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