A toddler has died in Sydney’s north-west after she became entangled in a blind cord while she slept in her cot.

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said paramedics were called to a home on Hall Road in Hornsby about 2.30pm on Thursday.

The 16-month-old girl was unconscious and in cardiac arrest when emergency services arrived.

She was taken to Hornsby Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival, the spokeswoman said.

Kuring-Gai detectives are investigating the incident and a crime scene has been established at the home.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious, a police spokesman said.

Police will conduct a post mortem examination to determine how the child died and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

In August last year, 18-month-old Jack Mackay, from Mallabula, north of Newcastle, died when he was caught up in blind cords in his cot.

Between one and two Australian children die each year after becoming entangled in blind cords, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says.

Link to article – Source: The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 January 2014

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