Consumer Alert: 50 Million Blinds Recalled

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the window covering industry are urging parents to check all shades and blinds in the home.
That follows the recall of more than 50 million Roman-style shades and roll-up blinds because of the risk children may be strangled by the cords.
Parents are advised to make sure cords aren't accessible and that furniture is placed so children can't reach the cords.
The commission says five deaths and 16 near-strangulations from Roman shades have been reported since 2006. Three deaths connected to roll-up blinds have been reported since 2001.
Consumers can get free retrofit kits online at or by calling the Window Covering Safety Council. You can also click on the link below for specific recalled blinds.
(Eds: Window Covering Safety Council toll-free at 1-800-506-4636.)

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  • by David Location: Okemos on Dec 15, 2009 at 03:34 PM
    Nanny state!
  • by bart Location: lansing on Dec 15, 2009 at 09:53 AM
    Well we should recall plastic bags, small toys that can be put in mouths, glue, hairspray, all knives, rakes, hoes and lawnmowers. ALL CAN KILL. What a stupid recall. Just because the public doesn't have a brain left.
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