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Bingo Hideout backing Harrison’s Law to ban loop corded blinds

  • 26 Feb 10
  • Written by Charlotte Widmore

Bingo Hideout are backing Harrison’s Law which aims to ban loop corded blinds after two children sadly died within five days of each other after being entangled in the cords of window blinds.  The team in the Bingo Hideout office were saddened to read the recent stories of the two toddler’s who were accidentally killed after getting the cords wrapped around their necks, the first child 3 year old Harrison Joyce and the second just a few days later a 16 month old baby Lillian Bagnall-Lamb.  The parents of Harrison have now started a campaign ‘Harrison’s Law’ to draw attention to the dangers of the cords, and are hopeful that they can put pressure on the government to ban the sale of all loop operated curtains and blinds.

Check your windows for dangling cords!

Many of our Bingo Hideout readers are parents and grandparents so we felt it appropriate to highlight the danger for small children from such innocent looking home furnishings.  Bingo Hideout are keen to do our bit to raise awareness for the campaign in memory of the two small children who have lost their lives in these freak accidents.  There is a government petition that has been started in respect of Harrison’s Law which we urge our readers to find it in their hearts to sign.

Please sign the petition at the Number 10 website

The tragic stories of the two small children and the campaign to have the window and blind cords banned has already generated over 2,200 signatures on the Number 10 website.  A spokesperson for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is quoted in the Telegraph as saying ”We typically hear about one or two children dying after becoming tangled in blind cords in the UK each year and there are many more near misses”.  These types of cords have been banned in the US for around four years now since 359 American children died from strangulation between 1985 and 1995.  We ask that our readers re-tweet this story and add it to their facebook page to gain as much attention to this very sad cause as possible. RIP little angels X

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