Just wanted to alert and help spread the word about this! There was recently 50 million blinds RECALLED because they are strangulation hazards to children!
The government and the window covering industry recently recalled more than 50 million Roman-style shades and roll-up blinds because of the high risk of children being strangled with their cords.
Five deaths and 16 near strangulation reports have been reported since 2006. VERY scary!!!
The Roman Shades can become extremly dangerous if a child’s neck gets stuck between the exposed inner cord and the material on the backside of these blinds, or if the cord somehow gets wrapped around a child’s neck. And of course there is the roll-up blinds that pose a strangulation threat because of the loops on them on the side of the blinds. It is so scary.
Please just take a look at your blind cords and tie them up FAR up. You can also visit :http://www.windowcoverings.org for a free retrofit kit for Roman shades and roll-up blinds and/or by calling toll-free at 1-800-506-4636.