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Make your curtain and blind cords safe



Golden Plains Shire Council encourages you to make your curtain and blind cords safe by requesting a free safety kit from Consumer Affairs Victoria.

Tragically, at least 15 Australian children have died in strangling incidents related to blind and curtain cords since the early 1990s, including two Victorian infants late last year.  Children - particularly infants - can become entangled in looped curtain and blind cords. This includes cords they can reach from furniture, beds or cots.

Although safety standards now apply to new curtain or blind cords, you should check all cords in your home to make sure they are safe.

Request a free and easy-to-install safety kit from Consumer Affairs Victoria on 1300 55 81 81 or visit consumer.vic.gov.au.