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Sign Cheltenham mum’s petition to start blind cords debate.

A MUM’S campaign to get window blind cords banned across the UK to prevent toddler deaths has gathered more than 5,000 names.

 

Amanda O’Halloran, from Tirley in Gloucestershire, started Sophia’s Cause after her 17-month-old daughter Sophia died by hanging herself on a blind cord.

 

She is calling for a Parliamentary debate on the issue, claiming the fact that all blinds can be bought with a cordless design rules out the need for the dangerous loops which dangle within reach of young children.

She needs to gather 100,000 signatures for her petition to force a debate. The number of people who have signed up stood at 5,026 last night.

 

Amanda said: “So many people are living with old blinds in their home that are a danger to children.”

 

The petition is at epetitions. direct.gov.uk/petitions/55067