Poole interior design company backs Legacy for Lucy campaign to ban looped cords

Bournemouth Echo: SAFETY INITIATIVE: Chris Nash, of Woadden Nash Interiors, right, and Stuart Jupe, of City Electrical Factors with the child safe electric blinds SAFETY INITIATIVE: Chris Nash, of Woadden Nash Interiors, right, and Stuart Jupe, of City Electrical Factors with the child safe electric blinds

AN INTERIOR design company in Poole is backing the Daily Echo’s campaign to ban looped cords following the tragic death of two-year-old Lucy Cutts.

The tot died after getting herself caught up in the blind cord in her bedroom and heartbroken mum Annette Latimer is calling on readers to support the Echo backed ‘Legacy for Lucy’ campaign.

Woadden Nash Interiors will be supplying a new range of child-safe products and voiced their support of the petition calling for a ban on looped cords in the UK. Director Chris Nash said: “The looped blinds are a horrible and unnecessary risk. “We are trying to raise awareness of the issue because it is something not many people are aware of.

“We need to take the responsible approach which is why we are supplying a new range of child safe products.”

The interior design company, which has a specialist blinds department, has been working with Childsafe and City Electrical Factors to develop the electric blinds which have no external cords. Research from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents reveals there have been at least 27 deaths across the UK since 1999, 14 of which have occurred since the start of 2010.

Lucy’s mum Annette said: “If something else can be done that makes sure that, 100 per cent, everybody is safe, then that’s my aim.

“The more people that know, the more people that will go out and fit a device.”

To see how you can get involved with the Legacy for Lucy campaign on Facebook visit facebook.com/ legacyforlucyban.

For more stories and information, including a video and to sign the petition visit bournemouthecho.co.uk/legacyforlucy.

  •  The British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) which runs a ‘make it safe’ campaign has released some advice.
  • Ensure that all operating blind cords and chains cannot be reached by children.
  •  When buying a new blind always look for one that does not contain cords, has concealed cords or has an in-built safety device.
  • Move cots, beds and furniture away from windows and blinds.

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3:53pm Sat 28 Dec 13

rickycl98 says...

Awareness is key! The ABC's (Awareness of Blind Cord Safety) video "I Once was blind" is being shared and teaching the importance of knowing about this hidden household danger. Must See Video here: http://youtu.be/IbCg
O5AjSWk
Awareness is key! The ABC's (Awareness of Blind Cord Safety) video "I Once was blind" is being shared and teaching the importance of knowing about this hidden household danger. Must See Video here: http://youtu.be/IbCg O5AjSWk rickycl98

5:14pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Benagain says...

Just cut your cords at the bottom!
Just cut your cords at the bottom! Benagain

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