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.
It 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.
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.