Mini Blind after Cords were Found to be a Strangulation Hazard
Mini blind cord recalls have been issued in many waves over the past several decades. Knowledge of the dangers of mini blind cords is widespread, yet products that pose a fatal hazard to young continue to be developed, marketed and installed in American homes. Prominent houseware retailers, including Home Depot, IKEA, Lowe’s, World Market, and Pottery Barn have issued mini blind recalls after strangulation incidents were reported.
Rather than issuing mini blind recalls after the fact, we are fighting for string regulations that would eliminate mini blind cords from the American window covering industry.
Without the passage of a mandatory set of regulations enforced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, mini blind recalls are the only way to get dangerous products off the market. In many cases, mini blind recalls have only been issued after a dangerous window covering has been on the market for several years and numerous children have been hurt or strangled by the mini blind cord. Mini blind strangulation recalls come too late to save the lives of innocent children.
Mini Blind Cord Recalls Fall Short
In many cases in the past, our attorneys have uncovered instances in which mini blind recalls have only been issued after significant litigation has been filed against the company in question. In other words, products that pose a fatal mini blind cord risk to children have remained on the market for years and even decades before a mini blind recall has finally been issued. Our expert mini blind recall litigators offer these representative examples:
Mini Blind Recall #12-273, issued by Blind Xpress. In 2012, Blind Xpress announced a widespread mini blind recall of its horizontal and vertical mini blinds. Lacking both inner stop devices and cord-tensioning devices, these particular products were subject to mini blind recalls after they had been sold for 9 years (horizontal blinds) and 22 years (vertical blinds) respectively. In this case, multiple injury cases were reported prior to the company issuing the mini blind recall that took these dangerous window coverings off the market in 2012.
Mini Blind Recall #11-306, issued by Hanover. Hanover issued this mini blind recall in 2010, warning customers about mini blinds which were sold without a tension device. Lacking a tension device became grounds for a mini blind recall in 1996, when voluntary standards were passed that required the use of this simple safety measure. Hanover’s “Direct Domestications” product was sold to American consumers for 14 years before the mini blind recall was finally issued. Numerous children were reportedly harmed before the recall was announced.
These are just two representative examples of what our research teams have found repeatedly throughout the industry: leading manufacturers were in violation of voluntary safety regulations for years or even decades before succumbing to pressure to issue mini blind cord recalls. Based on the number of mini blind recalls that were issued since voluntary standards were adopted in 1996, it is clear that most mini blind manufacturers are simply ignoring the standards in favor of corporate profits.
As leading mini blind safety advocates who have been strongly aligned with Parents for Window Blind Safety, we believe complete eradication is the only way to eliminate the risk posed by mini blinds. Window blind cord recalls are never issued soon enough to prevent the loss of innocent life.
Mini Blind Cord Recall Lawyers
Our mini blind cord lawyers have represented more than fifty families in mini blind litigation. Combined with our vast experience in this particular type of law, our mini blind recall attorneys have been at the forefront of the fight to make lasting change to eliminate mini blind hazards, working with parents and consumer safety groups over several decades.
Unlike other attorneys, our primary goal is to truly end the threat of mini blind cord injuries and deaths. Our attorneys will work tirelessly on your behalf to assure you get the compensation you deserve and continue to advocate for mandatory safety standards. Whether or not the product was subject to a mini blind recall, if a child in your family was harmed by a window covering, one of our mini blind cord recall attorneys can help by answering your questions and giving you a sense of your legal options.
Mini Blind Cord Recall Lawsuits
Families whose child was harmed by a corded mini blind may have grounds for a mini blind recall lawsuit. We provide legal representation for mini blind cord recall lawsuits on a contingency basis, meaning that we charge no fee unless we win for you.