It takes just a few seconds for a child, pet or vulnerable adult to become entangled in curtains or blind cords. This can happen when cords are too long or end in a loop. If a child slips, moves quickly or plays with a cord, the cord can act like a noose and strangle the child. Pets can also easily become tangled in cords.
These traumatic accidents are preventable. However, many blinds are improperly installed, and existing safety mechanisms are used incorrectly.