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50 Million Blinds Recalled As Strangulation Hazard

Posted on in Product Liability

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall this week of “more than 50 million Roman-style shares and roll-up blinds because of the risk children may be strangled by the cords” (12/17, AP for FindLaw).

To date, The CPSC says five deaths and 16 near-strangulations have resulted from Roman shades, in addition to three deaths connected to roll-up blinds.”

As a chicago personal injury attorney, I join the commission and the industry in urging parents to ensure all shades and blinds in their homes have no accessible cords. Cordless window coverings are recommended for all homes where children live or visit.

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