Be Safe – USE CORDAWAY – Blind Cords Are Lethal.


Blind Cords – the type attached to internal window blinds – Venetians, Roman and others – are potentially lethal to toddlers and young children. A simple loop entanglement and in under a minute, a child has died. Safety Devices on all such blinds are mandatory in all States of Australia. Cordaway is the most effective such safety device on the market. It’s also cheap, easy to fit and operate.

Over the last few months, many people on our posts have suggested cutting the cords, ‘watching’ the children or replacing the blinds. For the majority of people in these difficult times replacement is just too expensive. Cutting the cords simply means you lose functionality. Add to this many properties are in fact rentals where these blinds are fitted. And today children spend far more time indoors – playing video games, using devices and watching Television.


Consumer Affairs and the ACCC recommend the use of ‘cleats’ – small double-sided plastic hooks, on which to wind the excess cord at 1.6m above floor level. The reality is that the cord remains exposed and can be easily unwound by an older child.

Cordaway provides sufficient storage to accept the full length of the blind cords then it is covered by a snap-on lid. It is virtually childproof. Why take the risk? In less than a minute a toddler can suffer permanent brain damage if entangled.

This is not being overdramatic. Each year here in Australia, in Britain, in the USA, in fact worldwide children die due to strangulation, due to blind cords. Google it – it’s horrific, the statistics are appalling.

These days you wouldn’t place your toddler on the front seat of your car and secure them with an adult seat belt. You’d buy a safety rated car seat, place it in the rear and position it effectively to provide maximum protection for your child.

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Do the same with blind cords. FIT CORDAWAY. For $9.60 you will achieve peace of mind and genuine safety and protection for your children. FIT CORDAWAY on all windows where children are active.

Buy more than 5? Get a special price of $8.60. Postage on both prices is extra. It’s a small price to pay to ensure the safety of your children.

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Make sure there are NO exposed blind cords. Strong, safe and durable – it’s CORDAWAY the Blind Cord Safety Device that works.

Cordaway – the Safety Device for Blind Cord child safety.

During Lockdown, Fit Cordaway Blind Cord Safety Devices.


With the re-imposing of Stage 3 ‘Stay at home’ Lockdown restrictions, it’s opportune to consider the safety of your home for young children, toddlers and their older siblings will now be spending much of their time indoors. Blind Cords are dangerous and often not noticed until too late. Every year young children here in Australia and worldwide become trapped in internal blind cords. Sadly, a number are strangled and die. Those who survive often suffer life-long disabilities.

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With older children at home from school now for an extended period, the danger is accentuated. Recommended ‘safety cleats’ are simply inadequate. They do not accept the full length of the cords and when utilised leave the cords exposed and open to young hands to unwind. Older children often do not recognise the danger to younger children and leave cords unwound, dangling dangerously.


There is a simple solution – Cordaway.

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Cordaway is a purpose designed safety device that accepts the full length of the blind cords and then enclose them with a snap-on cover. It’s simple, it works. Place the device 1.6 m from the floor, store the cords, place on the cover.

In this day and age there are many distractions. None of us are super-parents. Cordaway provides a FAILSAFE solution to what is effectively a potentially fatal hazard in your home. For those who claim they managed without incident, you didn’t have televisions and computers blaring in every second room, your home was small by today’s standards and children spent more time outdoors.


Don’t delay. Install Cordaway in high traffic areas – Living rooms, bedrooms, sunrooms and kitchens. A single unit costs $9.60 plus postage and if you purchase more than 5 you get a discount – $8.60 plus postage. Simple, easy to install. All you will need is an electric drill, the rest is provided in the pack. It’s a small price to pay for peace of mind. Click on the ‘Shop Now’ button or go to the Cordaway website and select Shop.


Cordaway is a sensible, inexpensive Safety device. With literally millions of corded blinds in use around Australia, don’t take the risk. Be assured of real safety for your children and grandchildren. Forget about ‘cutting cords’ and being the A1 best parent with your eyes on your children 24/7. We know that’s not true. Take precautions and ensure a safe home for your children.

Cordaway – Simple, Effective, Safe.

The Safety Device that works.


To be Kid-Safe, it’s really simple. Fit a Cordaway Blind Cord Safety Device and ensure real safety for your family.

Internal Blind Cords are DEADLY (Cleats don’t work – not kidproof!) USE CORDAWAY

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It is still the case today that very young children are being badly injured and killed by simple internal blind cords. The obvious danger is when cords are left dangling accessible to little hands but there is a less obvious danger. Cleats, those small plastic units you apply to the window architrave or wall 1.6m from the ground hold little challenge to older kids. The cleat does not accept the full length of the cord and the school aged child simply pulls a chair up and unwinds it with ease. Then they will leave it dangling for the little ones to become entangled.

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Cordaway however has a snap-on childproof. It accepts the full length of blind cords and leaves no part hanging. It’s simple, safe and secure.

It is outrageous that after nearly 100 years these death traps have not yet been legislated against here or anywhere else for that matter. It should be MANDATORY to supply a workable tested safety device on all windows where such blinds are located. And don’t be fooled by the blind (internal) industry. New blinds don’t feature cords? Some don’t – Some do. But let’s face it there are literally millions of such blinds in use here in Australia and right around the world.

Consider this – what if your child car seat was completely ineffective? In good faith you place your child in the safety rated seat. You then discover that in an accident your child will be thrown out of the seat. Would you be angry? Would you continue to use it? Of course not! So don’t use cleats, use Cordaway!

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WHY do people accept a 17c piece of plastic is sufficient to protect the life of their precious child? Sure the ACCC, the State Consumer Affairs offices, Blind Manufacturers and retailers tell you that they’re ‘safe’, but the facts scream otherwise. They are NOT SAFE.

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Take that extra step. Order Cordaway online now. Be certain, be safe, be sure. Sure using Cordaway will give you ‘peace of mind’ – but more importantly your children will be safe.


Cordaway is easy to install. All components and instructions are included in the packaging. You simply need an electric drill. Click on ‘Buy Now’ on our Facebook page or shop on the Cordaway website here.

• $9.60 plus postage for 1 unit
• $8.60 plus postage for 5 or more

Don’t delay. Fit Cordaway on all Internal Blinds now.

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Cordaway – Child Safety. No Compromise.

The Blind Safety Device that Actually Works.


To be Kid-Safe, it’s really simple. Fit a Cordaway Blind Cord Safety Device and ensure real safety for your family.

Blind Cord tragedy strikes in Italy during Covid-19 Lockdown.

Recently we spoke of the dangers of blind cords to young children within the household during the Covid-19 Lockdown. Unfortunately this type of tragedy has already occurred during the lockdown in Italy. It’s simply devastating.

However such tragedies are entirely preventable with the Cordaway device installed. Placed 1.6m from the floor, secured to the window architrave or adjacent wall, the Cordaway device will accept and safely store the entire length of any internal blind cord. A snap-on cover ensures the cord is out of reach of inquisitive little hands.

From Italy…

Three-year-old boy killed by curtain cord during coronavirus lockdown in Italy

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This three-year-old boy has tragically died after becoming caught in a curtain cord and suffocating whilst playing around in his home in lockdown in Italy.

A three-year-old boy has died after becoming caught in a curtain cord and suffocating while playing around in his home during Italy’s coronavirus lockdown.

The accident happened in the Monreale area of the city of Palermo, in the south-western Italian region of Sicily.

The parents of the little boy, who was identified as Agostino Mario Prestidonato, were watching TV in the living room while he was playing in his bedroom, police said.

The boy slipped, hitting a shelf and becoming caught in the curtain cord, newspaper La Repubblica reported.

His father, Antonio Prestidonato, found the boy unconscious.

Emergency services were called but the youngster was dead when they reached him, reportedly from suffocation.

Prosecutors are investigating but believe the incident was an accident.

“My little angel you flew away tonight,” the boy’s father wrote on social media alongside a picture of his son.

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File image of Ostia residents during a musical flash mob to shown their gratitude to health workers.

“You left us with a deafening silence. I am sure you will be holding hands with my dad and that you are smiling there.”

Monreale mayor Alberto Arcidiacono said: “Monreale has lost a son.

“There are no words to describe what happened. Only questions that cannot be answered.

“The community feels a huge pain but they are not allowed to meet with the family.”

The mayor reportedly wants to decree a period of mourning in the municipality.

Due to the coronavirus lockdown, people in Italy are not allowed to attend funerals.

According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Italy has registered 181,228 cases of COVID-19, and 24,114 deaths.


Ensure your home is safe and secure for your children, grandchildren and visiting children. Buy Cordaway here $9.60 plus postage. (There is a discount for over 5 units)

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Don’t take chances. You use child safety seats in cars, barriers in the kitchen and various other means to protect your children. This isn’t a discipline matter. Blind Cords can quite easily strangle your child within less than a minute.

Be Safe – Be Sure – Fit and use Cordaway Blind Cord Safety Devices.

Don’t risk it – your children are precious.

Cordaway – Blind Cord safety means peace of mind.

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To be Kid-Safe, it’s really simple. Fit a Cordaway Blind Cord Safety Device and ensure real safety for your family.

Safety in the home during Lockdown. Stow blind cords with Cordaway.

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With new announcements every day regarding Covid-19 and the terms of the lockdown imposed, it becomes more and more obvious we will be spending considerable time indoors with our extended family over the coming months.

For families with school aged children and toddlers, this means extra vigilance on all matters of home safety. A major consideration in many homes will always be exposed blind cords on Venetian and similar corded blinds. Many older homes, rentals and some newer homes have such internal blinds.


Blind cords are in fact a deadly risk to young children. Permanent brain damage can result from entanglement in less than a minute. With older children at home you need a ‘fail safe’ safety device to store blind cords safely and protect younger children and toddlers.

The Cordaway device

  • accepts the full length of blind cords
  • has a snap on child proof cover
  • can be installed in a few minutes
  • strong, sturdy, durable
  • is affordable and simple to use

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You can purchase the Cordaway Blind Cord Safety Device online now here.

Place Cordaway devices on all common area windows with internal blinds. At $9.60 per unit it is a relatively inexpensive item when it comes to protecting your loved ones from harm.

  • $9.60 each, plus postage
  • $8.60 each for 5 or more, plus postage

Don’t delay – make your home safe and ensure real comfort and peace of mind with Cordaway Blind Cord Safety Devices during the ‘lockdown’.



  • Cleats don’t work – older kids can easily access them.
  • Children die each year here in Australia from blind cord strangulation.
  • Landlords are obligated to provide blind cord safety devices.


Cordaway proudly sponsors the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. Be generous this Good Friday and make sure you contribute to the Good Friday Children’s Hospital Appeal.

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Cordaway – Australian made – the safest option.

Internal Blind Cords – What protection is available? CORDAWAY – SIMPLY THE BEST

For many years Internal Blind Cords have been a significant safety hazard for young children in both private homes and buildings such as offices, medical practices and even day care centres.


Until now the main preventative devices have been simple ‘cleats’. These are small hook like devices affixed to window architraves at a prescribed height of 1.6m off the ground. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has strict guidelines regarding blind cords on internal blinds and their safety. With regards to young children, all states in Australia also have stringent requirements for blind cord safety prescribed through their Consumer Affairs Departments (or similar).

All relevant bodies recommend cleats. Consumers can apply for safety kits whereby they will be sent a set of cleats (worth around 20c each).


Inadequate Protection

The main issue is that these cleats will not accept the full length of the blind cords, so there will always be an excess of cord exposed. As well older children can easily access them and unwind them, removing them from the cleat.

Other devices on the market are somewhat cumbersome. Winders that you can attach to the cords can become tangled or detached – they offer limited effectiveness.

The Cordaway device is a simple yet effective breakthrough in Blind Cord Safety

  • Secure – Snap on cover
  • Accurate – Accepts full cord, leaving no toggles exposed
  • Failsafe – Cord cannot be dislodged either deliberately or accidentally
  • Effective – Cords remain stowed in childproof container wound onto 3 separate hooks

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Cordaway is also cost effective. Under $10 per window. Its a small price to pay for peace of mind. As a parent it’s simply a no brainer. Buy Cordaway now. Click the Shop Now button here or visit the Cordaway website and order now.

Simple, Effective, Safe – Cordaway, the safest solution.


To be Kid-Safe, it’s really simple. Fit a Cordaway Blind Cord Safety Device and ensure real safety for your family.

Cordaway Sponsors the Royal Children’s Hospital’s 150th Anniversary Celebrations.

Cordaway, the blind cord safety device, has now become a key sponsor of the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne’s 150th Anniversary celebrations.

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There is good reason for this. In 2020 there are still significant numbers of toddlers and small children suffering life threatening injuries from exposed blind cords on internal blinds in residential households. [Both venetian blinds and some roman blinds still utilise old fashioned cord controls.]

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Many of these children end up in the casualty wards of Australia’s major Children’s Hospitals such as the RCH Hospital Melbourne. Hospital staff have explained just how risky such cords can be. Children suffocate in under a minute. Even those saved may suffer irreversible brain damage.

The Cordaway device is simple and easy to install and use. Unlike simple plastic ‘cleats’, which leave the blind cords exposed and accessible to adventurous little hands, the Cordaway device accepts the full length of the blind cords and stores them with a snap-on childproof cover. Safe, secure, out of reach.


Often when we publicise posts and blogs people respond with recommendations. Supervision of children, cut the cords, etc. Yet these same people automatically place their child in a purpose built children’s car seat and buckle them in. This is NO different. This is a failsafe precaution that ensures your child’s safety. Quite simply it takes but a moments distraction, and all too often, it’s just too late to save a child.

Watch this video from Northern Ireland.

Click here to buy Cordaway. You may need up to 5 or 6 units depending upon your home, its windows and blinds.

Be Safe, Be Sure with Cordaway.


To be Kid-Safe, it’s really simple. Fit a Cordaway Blind Cord Safety Device and ensure real safety for your family.

Cordaway – The REAL Blind Cord Safety Solution.


Blind cords on internal blinds such as Venetian Blinds, Timber Venetians (or so called Plantation Blinds), Roman Blinds and several other types featuring exposed or dangling cords are a deadly trap for very young children. In less than one minute, a toddler can be asphyxiated, literally strangled in a fatal accident.

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These cords are commonplace in both owner occupied and rental properties. The publicity programs from Australian authorities and from overseas in both the USA and Europe focus on two things; shortening the cords and ultimately the removal and replacement of all corded blinds. Also a 57c cleat to tie the cords on.


These are some of the children who have tragically lost their lives in blind cord accidents.

Frankly this is very simplistic and inadequate. There are millions upon millions of these internal blinds still in use. And this won’t change anytime soon. Meanwhile children are still killed and injured every year because there hasn’t been a simple easy to use safety device to prevent such accidents.

There is now! It’s called CORDAWAY! Cordaway will completely accept the entire blind cord, then with a protective snap-on cover, protect your children from being entangled.

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The device is easy to install (and remove). Placed 1.6m from floor level, simply wind the cord onto the hooked backing plate. Cost? $9.60 per window. The result – a child-safe environment and peace of mind.

Don’t delay, order your CORDAWAY devices right here, right now – SHOP NOW. Buy 5 or more and receive a discount. Easy to fit, all you need is an electric drill.



Cordaway – simple, effective, safe.

To keep your kids safe, it’s really simple. Fit a Cordaway Blind Cord Safety Device and ensure real safety for your family. Cordaway is a proud sponsor of the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne.

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Cordaway – The solution to hazardous internal blind cords.

Children are incredibly adventurous. Toddlers are always exploring and trying out new things. Looking out the window is always on the agenda. When your home has exposed blind cords from Venetian blinds, timber plantation style venetians and other forms of corded blinds, this adventurous spirit can lead to terrible tragedy – blind cords are deadly. It takes a little more than 30 seconds for a toddler to start to lose consciousness. After a minute, the choking and asphyxiation is likely fatal.


72dpi_f865_prod_04It is such an unnecessary hazard. Currently in all states around Australia, the Consumer Affairs Departments recommend the use of a ‘cleat’ to wind the cords on. This needs to be at least 1.6m from the floor in height.

But realistically, single or multiple cleats are simply inadequate. Older children have no difficulty in unwinding the cords with there being unimpeded access to the cords for inquisitive little hands. Sadly Toddlers then become entangled.

The real safety sure-fire solution is the Cordaway device. Developed and patented by Window Installer Mr Graeme Andersen, the Cordaway device has very distinct advantages over plastic cleats. Firstly is features a large backing plate with 3 substantial ‘hooks’ that can be attached to the window architrave or adjacent wall easily and quickly. An electric drill and the screws provided will rigidly fix the unit to the surface selected. Secondly, Cordaway features a snap-on cover that is virtually childproof. The cords are secured behind and within the cover.

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The Cordaway device will accept the FULL length of the blind cords. Nothing is left exposed.

You can purchase the Cordaway Safety Device online here. The unit costs $9.60 plus postage. It’s a small price to pay to ensure the protection of your loved ones. Buy 5 or more to receive a discount.

The real facts are frightening. Each year hundreds of children worldwide are fatally injured or suffer permanent brain damage after being caught in Blind Cord. Don’t be fooled, there are still millions of these types of blinds in use in Australia and worldwide.


Don’t risk your child’s safety – make sure your home is blind cord safe with Cordaway. Protect your loved ones.

Fit Cordaway NOW.

Cordaway – the solution to Blind Cord hazards. Store them away!


To be Kid-Safe, it’s really simple. Fit a Cordaway Blind Cord Safety Device and ensure real safety for your family.

Internal Blind Cords Are Lethal For Small Children

For some reason there is a rather spurious story currently doing the rounds in the retail sector that Blind Cords are a thing of the past and new internal blinds are now ‘safe’. But factually that’s simply not true. Visit your largest hardware chain or homewares store and you will find Venetian and Plantation blinds with cords for sale right now. Not only that, but consider the millions of such blinds currently in use in Australia, in both owner occupied and rental properties. The fact is that blind cords are still a major hazard and risk for young children in many, many Australian homes.

The solution is Cordaway, a simple device with the advantage of taking the entire length of the blind cord and enclosing it above and beyond prying little hands. Recommended by Kidsafe Australia, the units are available now online and will soon be available for purchase at major retail outlets – hardware, homeware and baby care style retailers.

Read these stories and decide for yourself what level of safety is adequate for your child.

Mum shares horrifying photo after blind cord wraps around toddler’s neck.

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The 3-year-old boy later told his mum he was ‘trying to make a necklace’ 

A mum from Utah in the US has shared terrifying photos of her young son’s neck after the blind from a cord wrapped around his neck and very nearly strangled him to death.

“Our sweet 3-year-old boy is a survivor” Arika Hernandez wrote in a Facebook post this month.

The toddler was playing on a top bunk when he wrapped the cord around his neck as a game.

He later told his mum that he had been ‘trying to make a necklace’.

It’s a miracle the cord snapped

After the cord was wrapped, the little boy started climbing down the ladder of his bed as the cord tightened.

“He panicked and tried to yell for mum and dad but nothing came out,” Arika wrote in her warning to other mums.

“He scratched at the cords to loosen them but all he could grab was skin.”

Incredibly, as an act of desperation, the little boy leapt from the ladder and the blind cord broke, saving his life.

“We heard a loud thump – his jump – and then his loud scream. This was not just any scream, [but] one I have never heard in my life,” the shocked mum wrote. “It will be forever ringing in my ears.”

The mum raced her little boy to hospital where doctors were shocked that he had been so lucky. “These blind cords are not meant to break,” she explained.

“We are counting our blessings! God has big plans for our little boy. It was not his time to go.”

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Another parent shared her own tragedy

Tragically, another parent shared that her little boy had not been so fortunate.

“Our three year old son Daniel died 9 years ago on Jan 21 2010 when he strangled on the corded window blinds in his bedroom during what was supposed to be his nap time,” said mum Andrea Sutton.

“They were tied up but kids are curious and it only takes that one time…”

Both mums explained that they hoped other parents would hear their warnings and remove all corded blinds from their homes.

“NO CORDED BLINDS ARE SAFE!” wrote Arika. “They now sell cordless blinds and they are worth every penny.”

“Even if you cut the cords once the blinds are lifted up it creates a hazard. The cords cannot be cut short to make them safer… there are still inner cords and if the cord is pulled so the blinds go all the way up, that pull-cord will then be long enough to make a loop & strangle a child.”

Arika also urged parents to love and appreciate every second with their little ones.

”Hug the people that mean the most to you,” she wrote.

“Be grateful you have another beautiful day with them.”

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Where the cord snapped, saving the little boy’s life

How to keep your child safe around blinds:

The ACCC in Australia has frequently warned parents about the dangers of corded blinds.

They offer these tips when buying blinds:

  • Choose blinds and curtains with safe design features and warning labels.
  • Ensure the blind provides a way to secure cords so there are no loops or strands that children can reach.
  • Consider blinds that operate without exposed cords.

Safety tips if you already have blinds with cords that you can’t remove:

  • Buy tie-downs and tension devices from hardware or window furnishing stores. (Cordaway)
  • Do not put children’s cots, beds, highchairs or playpens near a window where children can reach the blind or curtain cords.
  • Do not place sofas, chairs, tables, shelves or bookcases near windows with corded blinds or curtains.
  • Check all window furnishings and place all cords out of children’s reach.


You can purchase Cordaway Blind Safety Devices online right now at Single units are $9.60 plus postage whilst purchases above 5 units attract a discount with units then being priced at $8.60 each. Shipping is at normal Australia Post rates.

Cordaway is the safe solution.

Be Sure. Be Safe. Use Cordaway.

To be Kid-Safe, it’s really simple. Fit a Cordaway Blind Cord Safety Device and ensure real safety for your family.