Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Strangulation Danger

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.


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?

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

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