|Steps to reduce the risk...
Make sure that your child's cot, bed, highchair or playpen are not placed near a window where he or she can reach the curtain or blind cord. Your child may become entangled in the cord while sleeping or playing.
Young children love to climb. Do not put sofas, chairs, tables, shelves or bookcases near windows with blinds or curtains which have cords.
Keep cords as short as possible or tie them high out of reach.
If you have vertical blinds then install a cord tensioning device, these can be bought from a curtain or hardware shop and screwed to the wall. This keeps the cord tight against the frame of the window so that there is no free loop which a child could get tangled in.
Wrap a long cord around a cleat attached to the wall near the top of the curtain or blind.