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Hunter Douglass Recalls Window Coverings: A Strangulation Hazard

November 21, 2012. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Hunter Douglass, has issued a recall of nearly 4,400 window coverings.

The cellular and pleated window coverings, offered in a variety of colors, pose as a strangulation hazard. Some of the cords inside the breakaway cord stop (the plastic device used to combine two cords into one to adjust the blind) were tied in a single knot which could cause the cord to function incorrectly.  Though no injuries have been reported, this can lead to strangulation if young children live or visit in the home.  For more information on the affected window coverings and  how to check whether or not your breakaway cord stops are affected, visit the CSPC.

You can also contact Hunter Douglass at (800) 997-2389 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at http://www.hunterdouglas.com/connector

According to the CSPC, window coverings are one of the top five hidden dangers in your home. To learn more, visit our previous post on window coverings.

 

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