Recall: Roll-up Blinds And Roman Shades Can Cause Children’s Strangulation Death

February 24, 2012 6:46 pm Published by

Roman shades and roll-up blinds have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission many times in the past.

With roll-up blinds, strangulation can occur if the lifting loops slide off the sides of the blind, then a child’s neck can get tangled on the loop or between the lifting loop and the blind.

In Roman shades, a child can be strangled if his neck gets between the exposed inner cord and the decorative fabric on the back side of the blind, or when the cord is pulled out and accidentally gets wrapped around a child’s neck.

If you have purchased any of the Roman shades or roll-up blinds on this list, contact the company where you bought the window covering to see what repair or replacement options are available.  Remember, it is illegal to resell any product that has been recalled.  See the table below for a list of companies and retailers.

If your child has been injured or killed due to strangulation from cords on roll-up blinds or Roman shades, contact the personal injury attorneys at Carr & Carr.  Our offices are located in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, as well as Springdale in Northwest Arkansas, but we work with families across the country.  Please call us at 1-877-392-4878 or email us today to see if we can be of service to you and help protect your rights.  We have helped many families who have been through traumatic personal situations involving their children and we might be able to help your family.

Also, remember time limits called “statute of limitations” are in effect for filing law suits.  The time limit and other regulations are different in each state, so talk with the personal injury attorneys at Carr & Carr as soon as possible to learn what options your family has.  If you want to preserve your legal rights, you must file appropriate law suits before the time limits expire.