Blinds To Go Recall

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Blinds to go has voluntarily recalled about 200,000 custom made window shades. While no incidents or injuries have been reported, there is a potential strangulation hazard for small children due to the capacity for the shades chain/cord loop to slip out of the device. 

While blinds are often inherited from tenant to tenant, or provided by a landlord, it is important to evaluate your blinds to ensure the do not present a risk to your loved ones. 

Statistics show a child is strangled from window coverings or blinds every month. The Window Covering Safety Council suggests taking these simple steps to help prevent accidents:

  • Keep all window cords well out of the reach of children. Eliminate any dangling cords
  • Make sure that tasseled pull cords are as short as possible
  • Check that cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit the movement of inner lift cords
  • Continuous loop cords on draperies and vertical blinds should be permanently anchored to the floor or wall

To learn more about how to prevent window cord accidents visit www.windowcoverings.org. 

Source: Window Covering Safety Council