Washington - Six companies are recalling millions of window blinds and shades, following the deaths of three children who got caught in cords that move the coverings up and down.
The recalls were announced Wednesday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The three deaths involved blinds or shades made or imported by Vertical Land Inc. in Panama City Florida and Lewis Hyman Inc. in California.
In one case, a one-year-old was killed when he became entangled and strangled in the lift cord loop of a roll-up blind that had fallen into his portable crib.
Pottery Barn Kids and IKEA are also recalling window shades and blinds, but no deaths were associated with those companies. The CPSC says there have been six reports of children becoming entangled in the inner cord of the Pottery Barn Kids shades.
The Associated Press