Gloucestershire mum's petition to ban blind cords passes 3,500 signatures
A mum’s campaign to get window blind cords banned across the UK to prevent toddler deaths has gathered more than 3,500 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 – and so far more than 3,500 people have signed up.
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Amanda took to the Sophia’s Cause Facebook page, calling for more support.
She said: “Thank you to those who have already signed.
“Please keep sharing and ask family and friends to sign as well.”
Sophia died on June 27 after she was playing in the living room of the family home. She was left alone for minutes.
To sign the petition go to epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/55067 and for more information go to the Sophia’s Cause Facebook page.