Parents and caregivers would and should believe that the mini blinds or window coverings that they are hanging in their children’s bedroom or in any other room in the house are safe. Unfortunately, the opposite has proven to be true by the staggering death statistics associated with these products.
Billions of blinds and corded window treatments are hanging in homes throughout the United States, including millions right here in our home state of Ohio. Very few consumers realize the dangers that these products present. The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Journal of the American Medical Association have linked over 768 children deaths to corded window treatments in the last 30 years. Even though there have been recalls and retrofitting programs on some of these products, dangerous and defective blinds are still being sold resulting in the killing of a child every two weeks. Even with devastating results like these, it is hard to believe that these products are still on the market and some manufacturers and distributors continue to make and sell them.
At the Chester Law Group, we are committed to making a change and helping victims who have been affected by a mini blind strangulation death. Sometimes it is not just about the money that families of this type of tragedy are entitled to, but it is about making a change. It’s about making sure mini blind deaths do not continue to happen. The way that this change happens, is by making the responsible manufacturers pay for the consequences that their defective products have caused. In turn, the product design is improved and defective blinds are removed from Ohio store shelves and stores across the country.
We also want you to know that you are not alone. Many other families have suffered from this type of senseless tragedy. We encourage you to contact Parents for Window Blind Safety at the following link: www.pfwbs.org. This support group is an invaluable resource that can put you in touch with others who know what you are going through.
If you have lost a child due to a mini blind or window covering product strangulation, please accept our sincere condolences and know that we would like to help you in the fight to stop this from happening to anymore families. Call the Ohio mini blind accident attorneys at Chester Law Group at 800-218-4243.