Parents of small children, check your window blinds and shades!
Six companies are recalling millions of window blinds and shades, following the deaths of three children who got caught in cords that move the coverings up and down. The recalls were announced yesterday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The three deaths involved blinds or shades made or imported by Vertical Land Inc. in Panama City Florida and Lewis Hyman Inc. in California. Other blinds and shades are being recalled because of near strangulation of children. Click here to read the recalls on these products.
In one case, a one-year-old was killed when he became entangled and strangled in the lift cord loop of a roll-up blind that had fallen into his portable crib.
Pottery Barn Kids, IKEA, and Target Stores are just a few of the stores where these blinds were sold. The CPSC says there have been six reports of children becoming entangled in the inner cord of the Pottery Barn Kids shades.
The simplest of products can be the deadliest. Some manufacturers take shortcuts to save time and money which puts us and our children at risk. If you or a family member is injured because of a defective product, you should consult with a personal injury attorney to discuss your rights. You may click here to schedule a free case consultation with Personal Injury Matthew Noyes.