Window blinds with looped cords or chains

The advice in this alert should also be followed by those responsible for the selection of healthcare beds.

Applies to England


EFA 2010 007 Window cords and blinds

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Looped cords and chains on window blinds can present a strangulation hazard to children and vulnerable adults. Risk assessments should be carried out on looped blind cords, primarily in healthcare environments where children and vulnerable adults are commonly present.

Published 8 July 2010