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CPSC Recalls 50 Million Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds

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.