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RECALLS: Window Blinds & Strangulation Hazards

By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 at 12:45 am in Health & Safety.

Recalled Roman Shade The Consumer Product Safety folks recalled millions of roll-up window blinds and Roman shades last week in the wake of two tragedies. A 1-year-old boy strangled to death after a roll-up blind’s loop fell into his portacrib. And a 13-month-old boy was strangled by a Roman shade loop that became entangled around his head – it ran from ear to ear, not around his throat. If you have blinds in your nursery, check the list below, then follow the links to the CPSC web site for further details.

Among the recalled blinds: 4.2 million Oval roll-up blinds and 600,000 Woolrich Roman shades made by Lewis Hyman, Inc.; 15,400 horizontal, 16,400 vertical and 800 cellular shades made by Vertical Land Inc.; 120,000 Roman shades sold by Ikea; 163,000 Victoria Classics Roman shades sold by Target; and 243,000 roller shades from Lutron.

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