Cords and drawstrings in children’s clothes
Take care and avoid cord and drawstrings in young children’s clothes.
Accidents involving long cords and drawstrings on children’s outer garments have resulted in serious injury and death to children all over the world, including Ireland. For example, children have been seriously injured where cords on garments have got entangled in playground equipment or in bicycle wheels.
While it is against the law to place unsafe children’s clothes on the market and there are standards manufacturers should follow, you should take care when choosing clothes for children.
To ensure that your child is not at risk from unsafe clothes, take a look at the tips below.
Some useful tips: