chapter  6
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Safety review of children’s apparel

Long cords with knots or toggles may get caught when children go on slides. In the event of a cord from a hood gets caught in an opening at the top of the slide, the resultant asphyxiation might be the outcome when the child goes down and the garment is pulled back. It may also be possible that they may get caught in a bus door. In such a case, if a cord from the lower part of a jacket swings out when the child gets off the bus and gets caught in the doors, the child may become trapped and dragged along when the bus drives on. It is also not an unusual phenomenon when they get entangled in a bicycle chain during cycling, if the cords hanging down by the legs.