50 Million Blinds Recalled in Strangulation Threat

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A recall underway involves more than 50 million Roman-style window shades and roll-up blinds.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the cords on window coverings can strangle children.

Since 2006, the CPSC has reported five deaths and 16 near-strangulations from the Roman shades. The CPSC has also reported three deaths in connection with the roll-up blinds.

Roman shades can become dangerous if a child's neck gets stuck between the blind cords, or if the cord gets wrapped around a child's neck.

The CPSC is warning parents to check all blinds and shades in their house to make sure there are no accessible cords.

They also say never place cribs or beds close to windows with blinds. Cordless window coverings are now recommended for all homes where children live or visit.

You can learn more about the recall and how to get a repair kit, by logging on here.

 

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