Window blinds recalled for strangulation risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - October 27, 2009

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says a child's neck can get tangled in the inner cord of Roman shades or the exposed loop of roller blinds.

IKEA previously recalled blinds in August, as well as in 2008, following the death of a child. No incidents involving IKEA blinds were reported in this recall.

The agency says it has received one report of a child getting tangled in Roman shades sold by Hanover Direct and two reports of children getting tangled in Roman shades sold by Bed Bath & Beyond. None of the children received permanent injuries.

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