After the inquest Mr and Mrs Winfield said: ‘We feel very privileged to have had our son, Arthur, for two years and nine months.
‘As the youngest, he was the centre of our family and our daughter’s best friend,’ they said in a statement.
‘We are completely lost following his sudden death.
‘Our daughter has saved us from the worst depths of despair.’Yes, it's yet another toddler strangled by a blind cord. Very sad, but it must be one of the most common causes of accidental death, after falling in ponds and getting run over.
But no-one mourns and moves on, any more. Now, they join campaigns to raise awareness, because all the newspaper reports of the deaths aren't apparently warning enough:.
The couple have since backed a campaign by the British Blind and Shutter Association to raise awareness of the potential dangers of blinds.
They are joined by the parents of another recent victim, Emily Warner, also two, who died last year after she was strangled in a blind cord.But hey, you say! Why such a misanthrope? If it makes them feel better, why not let them?
Well, because of the attitude that, even if you don't have any children and don't want any children, you must still do the heavy lifting for all the potential hard-of-thinking out there:
Mr and Mrs Winfield said: ‘Looped blinds and curtain pulls can kill and severely brain damage children. They are already in thousands of houses, communal halls, doctors’ surgeries and other public buildings. Please, please make these safe using cleats or replace them.
‘Even if you do not have children, children may visit or you may sell your house to a family with children.’If I do, it's still their responsibility to look out for their offspring. Not mine.