November 15, 2010 – Hanover Direct Inc. has agreed with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to recall roman shades, roller and roll-up blinds because of a strangulation risk for children.
The dangerous and defective blinds are outfitted with a pull cord that forms a continuous loop that hangs loosely by the window, if not secured to the floor or wall with some type of tension device. If a child’s neck is caught up in this loop, the child could very easily strangle to death.
The Washington Post reports one notable incident involving a 22-month-old boy and one of Hanover’s roman shades. The boy got the pull cord wrapped around his neck and could not free himself. He later died of his injuries.
This recent product recall is an extension of a previous recall by Hanover Direct Inc. in October of 2009 which included 90,000 roman shades. The products were sold in stores nationwide between January 1996 and October 2009. The dangerous product recall has now been expanded to include 495,000 roman shades and 28,500 roller and roll-up blinds.
If your child has suffered a similar injury, be sure to report said injury to the CPSC. If you or a loved one has suffered any injury because of a defective product, you may have the grounds for a product liability claim in Florida, even if the manufacturer or retailer was not from your area.
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