For Greiving Mom, A Campaign to Make Blinds Safer
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Erica Barnes Thomas is the last person you’d expect to lose a child to a hidden household danger. But on March 1 of last year, she checked on her son Cormac, in his bedroom, and discovered a horrifying scene. The … Read More

It’s Tragic That They Haven’t Been Taken Off the Market
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“Her mom – just weeping and holding her. and, it was just the saddest thing I’ve ever seen. It was horrible,” says Monique Lum 3-year-old Sahrye Hardy died last Thursday after getting tangled in the cord of a window blind. … Read More

Mandatory Window Blind Rule Advances
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After two decades of fruitless interaction between the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the window covering industry, the commission voted last Friday afternoon to officially put one step forward toward a mandatory standard. The vote was unanimous to publish … Read More

Window blind cords claim the life of Hixson toddler, feds mull standards
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“If you have young children, it’s like having a loaded gun lying in their room,” Shero said. “It’s a helpless death. It’s quiet. There’s not a cry, there’s nothing. It’s completely silent. And it needs to stop.” Hundreds of children … Read More

Williams-Sonoma Agrees to Pay $700,000 Civil Penalty
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Williams-Sonoma, Inc., of San Francisco, Calif., has agreed to pay a $700,000 civil penalty. The agreement resolves CPSC staff’s charges that the firm knowingly failed to report to … Read More

Feds Move to Protect Kids From Window Blind Cord Strangulation
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They don’t look dangerous – not like a knife or open flame – but the cords on window blinds and shades can be just as deadly when they get wrapped around a child’s neck. Almost every month, on average, another … Read More

Parents fight for tougher window blind cord restrictions
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SPOKANE, Wash. – Consumer groups are fighting to have tougher standards placed on window blinds and it is all because of the cords. Consumer safety groups have reported seven deaths and one serious injury of children strangled by window blind … Read More

Window Blind Cords: The Hazard in Plain Sight
with No Comments – Safety tassels came with the window blinds Shero had in her home, but they did not prevent the cords from being tangled together and re-forming a loop in the pull cord. This is how Colton became entangled. With … Read More

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