U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission along with manufacturer of window blinds from Livonia, Blinds Xpress declared this Thursday that they will be revoking more than 450,000 vertical and horizontal blinds, following an incident during which, a 2-year old strangled in its cord.
The Owner of the Michigan-based company, Larry Carollo, asserted that in the year 2009, the girl from Commerce Township strangled in the loop of a vertical blind cord manufactured by the company. The cord was reported to be not attached with the roof. The girl died. Carollo affirmed that the case has been legally settled with the family of the girl.
The commission said, “The recall is for an estimated 139,000 vertical and 315,000 horizontal blinds that don't have cord-safety features, sold between January 1995 and December 2011 in stores in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana for $16-$380 “.
However, Carollo affirmed that they have been manufacturing different styles of blinds since the past six years and the one due to which the baby girl died used to be manufactured long back in 2000.
He suggested that assisting the cords with protective measures is not necessary. While, CPSC warned that each month there are reports regarding baby strangling in the cord. Hence, they recommend older style window and advice not to use these cords.
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