5.5 million window coverings recalled following strangulations


More than 5.5 million window coverings are being recalled after several children strangled in the cords and other near-strangulation incidents were reported, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The massive recall initiative includes six separate recalls from six different companies, mainly of Roman shades and pull-up blinds. Each of the recalls involves at least one strangulation or near-strangulation.

By far the largest of the recalls is by the Lewis Hyman Co., which is recalling 4.2 million roll-up blinds and 600,000 Roman shades blamed in two deaths. The shades were sold at Target and other retailers nationwide.

Also being recalled are: