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CPSC Announces the Recall of All Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds

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Are your window coverings safe? Today, CPSC is announcing the recall of ALL (over 50 million) Roman shades and roll-up blinds by the Window Covering Safety Council and other companies. All of these products have a similar deadly hazard, young children can strangle when their neck gets trapped in exposed cords. For a complete list of the recalls and to obtain a free repair kit, please visit our web site at http://www.cpsc.gov. Repair kits can make your window coverings safer.

About once a month a young child dies in this country from a window cord strangulation. CPSC continues to urge parents to examine all window coverings in their homes. Make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product. CPSC recommends the use of cordless window coverings in all homes where children live or visit. Watch the video, download our new Safety Alert Adobe PDF icon, and let’s prevent these tragedies.

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