Curtains and blinds
Risks to children from curtains and blinds
The NCC is warning that children and vulnerable people may be at risk of injury - or even strangulation - from blinds or curtains fitted with cords in caravans. This follows an EU Directive that addresses the risk of internal blinds and corded window coverings, and advice issued by the British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA).
The danger - in homes and in caravans - is where the cord is left hanging with a loop at the bottom. BBSA has a useful website and a downloadable leaflet that details ways to reduce the risk and keep your family safe.