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As the staff at Levin & Perconti blogged about yesterday, more than 50 million Roman-style shades and roll-up blinds were recalled because of the risk that children may be strangled by the cords. ChicagoBreakingNews.com reported on something that you may not know – that a Chicago-area woman, Linda Kaiser of Elgin, led the fight for the product recall. The Elgin woman has been advocating for a recall since 2003, when she founded Parents for Window Blind Safety.
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today that it is recalling over 50 million Roman shades and roll-up blinds because of a potential strangulation risk to young children. Children may be strangled by the cord that is attached to the blinds if the cord becomes wrapped around a child’s neck. Since 2001, three children have died from roll-up blinds and since 2006, five kids have been strangled to death by Roman blinds. The CPSC recommends that parents check all blinds for potential risk. They also recommend that parents move beds, cribs or other furniture away from windows. The CPSC is now offering a kit to repair these blinds to prevent future injuries to children from occurring. To learn more about the CPSC’s Roman shade and roll-up blind recall, click on the hyperlink.