Southport parents warned about blind cord strangulation risk

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Window blind cords pose a particular risk of accidental strangulation for young children, doctors have warned.

Children between the ages of 16 and 36 months seem particularly vulnerable, they say.

The warning comes after a 22 month old boy who was brought into a A&E department.

He had been found hanging on the pull chain of a window blind cord.

His mother found him blue and not breathing after leaving him with his sister in a bedroom for a few minutes.

He had clear strangulation marks on his neck and extensive skin mottling (petechiae) on his face.

After an overnight stay in hospital he was discharged, but doctors warn that not every child in this situation is so lucky.

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