Grieving mum welcomes new safety regulations after baby daughter killed by blind cord

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Joy Edwards with a picture of her daughter Leah Joy Edwards with a picture of her daughter Leah

A mum whose daughter died after becoming caught up in a blind cord has welcomed tougher safety standards.

Leah Edwards was found in her cot with the cord around her neck in October 2010. She was just 17-months-old.

Mum Joy Edwards, of Ash Grove, Heybridge, has campaigned with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for stronger manufacturing regulations.

An updated European standard was finally announced last week, which demands blinds are “safe by design” or have child safety devices installed.

Mrs Edwards said: “What they have so far is brilliant. It’s come such a long way and it’s been a long time waiting.”

Full story in tomorrow's Standard.

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9:02pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Jack222 says...

Sorry, so what was the mother doing - what had she checked in her home?
Sorry, so what was the mother doing - what had she checked in her home? Jack222
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9:43pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Dengie D says...

What a vile and empty person you are Jack222. Well done to Joy for doing something positive with this tragedy.
What a vile and empty person you are Jack222. Well done to Joy for doing something positive with this tragedy. Dengie D
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