A window cord strangulation attorney notes that parents should be aware of the risk of strangulation if window coverings have cords. Despite “stringent national safety standards,” a two-year-old girl was found dead, hanging from the cord of a window blind manufactured in 2015. Parents and families who suffer the loss or injury of a child due to window cord strangulation may be able to seek compensation with the help of a product liability attorney.
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Properly-Used Safety Device Failed to Prevent Strangulation
A two-year-old girl died when she reportedly climbed up a window during naptime and hung herself on the cord of a horizontal blind that was fixed to the top of the blind and connected to a safety cleat. According to a press release from the Parents for Window Blind Safety (PFWBS), the child’s mother attempted to keep the cord out of reach during the child’s naptime by using the cord cleat, however, the toddler managed to catch her neck in the cord as she fell, the website reported.
Despite safety features found on many newer model window blinds, safety experts from the PFWBS and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommend replacing window coverings that have cords with cordless models. According to the PFWBS, hundreds of injuries and deaths related to window cord strangulation have been reported in the U.S. since 1980, with many of those from products that reportedly met industry safety standards.
How a Window Cord Strangulation Attorney Can Help
Product makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a product maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by a defective window cords and blinds may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those killed by a defective product may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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