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Window Blind and Shade Cords Pose Strangulation Risk for Children
Friday, June 10th, 2011

Over 200 children in the U.S. have died in the last two decades from strangulation in window-cord related accidents with blinds and shades, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This issue has been back in the news this week – the Chicago Tribune wrote about the real-life tragedies that illustrate why eliminating risk […]

50 Million Roman Window Shades Recalled Due to Risk of Strangulation
Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Earlier this month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that multiple firms are recalling millions of units of Window coverings, including Roman shades and roll-up blinds. These window coverings present a serious risk of strangulation to young children. The CPSC said it had received reports of five deaths and 16 near strangulations in […]