Children do not understand that a cord/chain wrapped around their neck can tighten and strangle them in just a few minutes if they sit down, roll around or climb down to the floor.
The ACCC advises the following safety tips at home:
Always supervise children in any rooms with reachable blind or curtain cords. Accidental strangulation can happen very quickly, so never leave children alone in these rooms, even for a short while. Download the Australian Competition & Consumer Commissions (ACCC) blind and curtain cords safety advice here. For the latest updates, information and tips on child proofing your blinds visit ACCC Blind and Curtain website.