Lowes Recalls 11 Million Blinds for Child Strangling Danger
On December 1, Lowe’s recalled about 11 million various styles and sizes of blinds and Roman shades after concerns that children could strangle on the cords of the products. According to Philly.com, two children were reported to have become entangled in the exposed cord found on the backside of Roman shades.
Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled blinds and contact the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) for repair kits by calling 800-506-4636.
Many products pose serious threats to innocent consumers if they have a defect, and may include: auto parts, toys, medications, motor vehicles, household appliances, and furniture. Everyday products can turn out to be dangerous. Unfortunately, this danger only becomes apparent after people are seriously injured. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania attorneys at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP have the experience and knowledge that is needed to successfully represent clients involved in the most complex recalled products cases.
In 2003, over 80 toys were recalled because of safety hazards. About 26 infants die every year from crib-related deaths. In 2003, almost 30,000 electric blankets were recalled; folding or bunching the blankets was causing them to overheat and burn consumers.
If you or a loved one has suffered severe physical injuries from any recalled product you would be well advised to seek the advice of an experienced Pennsylvania product liability attorney. There are many steps to a product liability case, beginning with proving that the product was in fact defective, next proving the product was the cause of the injury, and finally proving that the product was not used unreasonably. Please contact Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP today for a free consultation with one of their experienced attorneys.