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Window Blind Cord Strangulation Lawsuits

Between 1990 and 2015, almost 17,000 children in the United States were treated in hospitals for injuries sustained by window blinds according to a study in Pediatrics. Approximately 1 in 8 of these children were injured after becoming entangled in the cords of blinds. Two thirds of these children died from their injuries. Experts believe that these figures do not accurately estimate the number of kids actually injured by cords as it only accounts for those treated in emergency rooms. For many years, the window blind industry failed to apply mandatory safety standards to prevent injuries and death from strangulation.

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Contact our Window Blind Cord Strangulation Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Window Blind Cord Strangulation cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Window Blind Cord Strangulation Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry above.

What is Window Blind Cord Strangulation?

Blinds with cords have dominated the window covering industry for decades largely because they are more economical than cordless blinds. However, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has warned that window blinds with cords are one of the top five hidden hazards in the home. Deaths and injuries from strangulation can occur any place that a cord is installed. Children may wrap the cords around their necks or can pull on cords and accidentally get caught in the cord loops. These types of accidents can occur with pull cords, looped bead chains, the inner chords of roman shades, or lifting loops on roll-up blinds.

What is Happening with Window Blind Cord Strangulation?

Lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers for producing and marketing corded window blinds that have led to serious injuries and deaths. In 2018, the Window Covering Manufacturers Association announced the passage of a new window covering safety standard issued by the American National Standards Institute. The new standard requires stock window coverings sold in the United States to be cordless or have short cords. While this measure is a positive step toward improving safety, it covers only stock blinds sold in stores and online, and does not apply to custom blinds. Moreover, the new standard is voluntary and is not on par with federal mandatory standards, as critics have noted. The absence of mandatory, consistent, federal guidelines continues to put children at risk of strangulation by blinds with cords in their own homes.

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/window-blind-cords-remain-a-serious-safety-hazard-to-children-121117.html

https://www.cpsc.gov/Safety-Education/Safety-Education-Centers/Window-Covering

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/window-covering-manufacturers-association-announces-historic-new-window-covering-safety-standard-300581789.html?tc=eml_cleartime

Risks of Window Blind Cord Strangulation

String cords on window coverings in homes present a serious risk of children becoming entangled, resulting in strangulation or asphyxiation. About one child each month dies from strangulation by a corded window covering. Strangulation by window cords typically occurs in children five years and younger.

Window Blind Cord Strangulation Lawyers are Ready to Help

Contact our Window Blind Cord Strangulation Lawyers to review whether you or a family member may be entitled to financial compensation. Levy Konigsberg LLP is currently accepting Window Blind Cord Strangulation Lawyers cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one has suffered one or more of these complications, you may be entitled to a cash award and compensation for medical expenses. For a free confidential consultation with Window Blind Cord Strangulation Lawyers at our law firm, please call (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry above.

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