Window blind strangulation lawsuits are stating that children are being injured and killed after getting tangled in window blind cords and strangling. These lawsuits also claim that these incidents are happening due to negligence and lack of safety consideration on the part of the manufacturer. Recalls have already occurred, recalling window blinds that have been considered dangerous.
The Danger of Window Blind Cords for Children
Children can climb on furniture and reach window blind cords easily, or can play with low-hanging cord loops. Toddlers can often stand up in their cribs to play with window blind cords and can be injured or killed. Death by strangulation can occur in less than one minute, and by the time parents discover the child, it is often too late to save them.
There are alternatives to traditional window blind cords, but these options are often more expensive and less readily available than basic window blinds. Families that are renting often find that landlords provide traditional blinds. Many parents simply do not know or think about switching them for the safer cordless blinds or tension shades.
Many people simply overlook the window blinds when baby-proofing the home. Most parents worry about childproofing when the baby is at the crawling stage and don’t account for the point when the child will be old enough to climb and reach hanging objects, including window blind cords. But window blind strangulation lawsuits state that manufacturers did not make safety a priority when designing their product, and therefore should be held responsible for damages.
Could You Be Eligible to File an Arkansas Window Blind Strangulation Lawsuit?
There have been window blind strangulation lawsuits across the country claiming manufacturers did not provide a reasonably safe product, and therefore have caused thousands of injuries and even deaths. If your child was injured or killed from a window blind cord, you may be able to seek compensation against the manufacturer for damages. Contact Attorney Group for Arkansas today to learn more in a free consultation. We can help you understand your options in your particular situation, and if you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney. Contact us today to learn more.