FROM CNN: The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling up to 50-million Roman shades and roll-up window blinds that pose a danger to children.
Inez Tenenbaum, chairwoman of the C-P-S-C, says consumers that have the window treatments can get kits to fix the problem. "We've had 8 strangulations and 16 near strangulations because children have been entangled in the cords.
Roman shades have the cords behind them and we now have a kit that will make these Roman shades cordless." The roll up shades have a kit that will be offered that will have a break away so that child cannot strangle on the roll up shade.
The blinds are sold at high end retailers like Pottery Barn and discount stores like Walmart.
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We have the faux wood blinds. They do have cords, but they are separated. I would much rather have cordless because my almost 3 year old does try to play with them sometimes. We have the cordless solar shades in the baby's room and the 3-year-old's room just has a curtain. Those cordless shades are around $200! I have so many other things I could spend $200 on! So actually several of our rooms just have curtains. Oh well! What kind of window coverings do you have?
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