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Don’t Be Blind to Child Safety – National Window Blind Recall to Save Children

By admin on January 7, 2010

The Consumer Product Safety Commission urges parents to contact the Window Covering Safety Council for information on a recall of more than 50 million Roman-style shades and roll-up blinds.  The recall is intended to prevent the risk of strangulation of young children.  To date, hundreds of American babies and toddlers have strangled to death on mini-blind cords.

If your child or a child you know has suffered a strangulation injury or a wrongful death due to a cord on Roman blinds, roll-up blinds, mini-blinds, or any other corded window covering, you should report the accident to the Consumer Product Safety Commission immediately.  Like all manufactures, window treatment manufacturers have a legal responsibility to offer only products that are safe for use by the public for their intended purpose.  When someone, in this case a child, is killed or seriously injured due to a manufacturer’s error, victims have the right to sue.

For more information, Parents for Window Blind Safety has produced a public service announcement about the dangers of window blinds:

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