Window Blinds Manufacturers Pushed To Eliminate Safety Risks

By on Apr 22, 2011 in Business, United States, World Comments
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According to several international news sites on Thursday, an average of one child per month dies due to window blinds.

Due to a recent incident in which a daughter of a Missouri mother, Linda Kaiser, died, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has reportedly asked manufacturers to devise a way to eliminate the risks from window cords.

Kaiser started a support group for parents and is now working with CPSC to eliminate the loops and hanging cords in window blinds.

In response to CPSC‘s latest push, the window blinds industry, working with a task force of consumer advocates and regulators, says it will come up with solution by the fall.

It was reported that cordless blinds were being considered as part of the solution. However, additional production cost had prompted them to find cheaper alternatives, like covered cords or retractable cords that are inaccessible to children.



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