Blinds & Window Treatments: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:42 by admin
Since 1981, hundreds of strangulation cases involving children who have become entangled in window cords have been reported, averaging about one death per month. In about half of these cases, children between eight months and four years old were found hanging in the loop of the cords. In other cases, children were found with pull cords wrapped around their necks. The younger children who died, usually between 8 and 23 months old, were in cribs that were placed near the window cords. The older children, usually between 2-1/2 and 4 years old, strangled in cords when they climbed on furniture to look out of windows.

If your child has died in one of these tragic situations, it may be important for you to contact an attorney who can help protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Dangerous Furniture: Overview
  2. Breathing: Overview
  3. Chocking: Overview
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