Missouri and Illinois Mini Blind and Window Covering Attorneys
Parents and caregivers have a right to believe the mini blinds and window coverings in their homes are safe. Unfortunately, children continue to be strangled and die as a result of the dangerously defective design of looped mini blind cords and window coverings throughout Missouri and Illinois.
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 any more families. Call the Missouri mini blind accident attorneys at Mutrux Finney, P.C. at 314-270-2273.
Mini Blind Makers Aware of Cord Strangulation Risk
For decades, the window covering and mini blind industry has known that looped window blind cords regularly cause children to be strangled to death. Despite being fully aware of the strangling hazards of corded window blinds, the blind industry has refused to remove corded blinds from the market. As a result, the number of wrongful deaths that result from accidental strangling on looped window blind cords continues to increase.
The mini blind industry has continuously:
- FAILED to warn of the deadly risk of strangulation caused by corded mini blinds;
- FAILED to remove dangerously defective corded mini blinds from the market; and
- FAILED to replace corded mini blinds with cordless blinds, which are the only safe solution.
Due to pressure from mini blind attorneys across the country, the mini blind industry has finally acknowledged the unreasonably dangerous and defective nature of its products due to the hidden risks of accidental strangling injury and death posed by looped window blind cords. Despite our best efforts, however, looped mini blind cords have needlessly claimed the lives of hundreds more children because mini blind companies will not remove them from store shelves.
The Dangers of Corded Blinds and Window Treatments
Billions of blinds and corded window treatments are hanging in homes throughout the United States, including millions in the states of Missouri and Illinois. Very few consumers realize the dangers that these products present.
Accidental strangling deaths of small children occur on both outer cord loops and inner cord loops of mini blinds. Child death rates from strangling on looped window cords is very high. Research has demonstrated that window blind cords pose among the greatest strangulation threats to children three years old and younger.
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. The fact remains that there are millions of these deadly products still present in homes and apartments throughout Missouri and Illinois.
Our Commitment to You
At Mutrux Finney, P.C., 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 Missouri and Illinois store shelves across the country.
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 any more families. Call our Missouri and Illinois mini blind accident attorneys at Mutrux Finney, P.C. at 314-270-2273.