Window blind and curtain cord safety

This advice is designed to provide basic guidance to consumers. It is not a complete or authoritative statement of the law.

Safety tips
  • New blinds should be supplied so that the cord breaks under strain
  • Ensure all cords are kept securely out of reach
  • Never put a child in a cot, high chair or playpen within reach of a curtain or blind cord

Blind Cord Safety Campaign (ROSPA)

Make it Safe Campaign (British Blind and Shutter Association)

Blind cord danger pack

Hampshire Trading Standards have put together a pack to reduce the risk.

This free pack is available to Hampshire County Council residents.

The pack contains:

  • make it safe advice leaflet
  • one cleat - to tie cords up safely
  • fixing instructions for the cleat
  • blind safety warning tag

Some packs have been supplied to libraries, community centres, and in some in GP surgeries. You can also order packs online by using the link below.