[post_thumbnail]Do you live in military housing with your family? Take a look at your window blinds or other type of window coverings, including Roman shades. If you can see any dangling or accessible cords, your child is at risk.

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Sadly, a young child is likely to die this month, strangled by a window covering cord. The question is: Could that corded window covering be in your house?

The stories we’re about to tell you are tragic, and they are all too real. Both incidents happened earlier this year. Read the stories below, and then look at EVERY window covering in your house. If you have young children around and you see accessible cords ANYWHERE on your window coverings, take heed.

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(Read the transcript or watch in Windows Media format)

Are your window coverings safe? Today, CPSC is announcing the recall of ALL (over 50 million) Roman shades and roll-up blinds by the Window Covering Safety Council and other companies. All of these products have a similar deadly hazard, young children can strangle when their neck gets trapped in exposed cords. For a complete list of the recalls and to obtain a free repair kit, please visit our web site at http://www.cpsc.gov. (…)

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