Blinds To Go has voluntarily recalled about 200,000 custom made window shades. While no incidents or injuries have been reported, there is a potential strangulation hazard for small children due to the capacity for the shades chain/cord loop to slip out of the device.
Window Blind Injury Statistics
Statistics show a child is strangled from window coverings or blinds every month. The Window Covering Safety Council suggests taking these simple steps to help prevent accidents:
• Keep all window cords well out of the reach of children. Eliminate any dangling cords
• Make sure that tasseled pull cords are as short as possible
• Check that cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit the movement of inner lift cords
• Continuous loop cords on draperies and vertical blinds should be permanently anchored to the floor or wall
To learn more about how to prevent window cord accidents visit www.windowcoverings.org. if you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a window blind accident schedule a free evaluation with an injury accident lawyer to learn your legal options.
Source: Window Covering Safety Council
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