The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has found that on average, more than 20 children every year are killed or severely injured by the cords from window coverings, including both horizontal and vertical blinds. These children died because they become entangled in either the cord that holds the blinds together or in the cord that hangs down and is used to raise and lower the blinds.
Consumer advocates are fighting for strict safety regulations on window blind cords. These advocates, and parents who have lost their children to cord strangulation, are disappointed in the manufacturers who have decided to adopt less-strict guidelines than federal regulators have asked. Though they could decide to implement safer designs that would eliminate window blind strangulations, so far, the manufacturers have resisted changing to cordless blinds. Instead, manufacturers have proposed just a requirement that they place a warning label on their products recommending that people with child-safety concerns purchase cordless window blinds.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a window blind, you may have a window blind strangulation lawsuit. You may be entitled to compensation.
Begam, Marks & Traulsen is currently accepting window blind induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has experienced an injury caused by a window blind, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation.
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