Monthly Archives: December 2017

Blind window deaths show need for cord ban, study finds

Childhood injuries and deaths from blinds have not stopped despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new US study that recommends a complete ban on corded blinds. Nearly 17,000 young children were injured by blinds between 1990 and 2015, and although most injuries were minor, nearly 300 died, according …

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Deaths show need to ban cord blinds, study finds

CHICAGO — Childhood injuries and deaths from blinds haven’t stagnated despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new US study that recommends a complete ban on corded blinds. Nearly 17,000 young children were injured by blinds between 1990 and 2015, and although most injuries were minor, nearly 300 died, …

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Blind cords can be deadly for young children

While cords hanging from your blinds may not seem like a risky item, for young children they can pose a strangulation or serious injury hazard, according to a new report. The study published in the journal Pediatrics found that from 1990 to 2015, 17,000 children under the age of six, …

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Study finds 300 children die from blind cords

Ban blinds with cords to prevent child deaths and injuries, study finds after 300 children died in 25 years Nearly 17,000 young children were injured by blinds between 1990 and 2015, 300 of whom died, study finds Most deaths occurred when children became entangled or strangled by ropes Even after …

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Blind cords can be deadly for children, experts warn

New research serves as a warning about a common household item that can pose a serious threat to the safety of young children: blind cords. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that over a 26-year period, nearly 17,000 children were treated in the emergency room for …

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Blind cords can strangle and kill children

Most people don’t look at the cords hanging from their window coverings and see the danger. But the Walla family yes. That’s because 15 years ago, then 3-year-old Gavin Walla got entangled in the ropes of a blind and nearly died. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics confirms …

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Children continue to die in awning accidents, despite safety warnings

By Lisa Rapaport, Reuters Health (Reuters Health) – Even though window coverings have been recognized as a safety hazard for children for decades, injuries from blinds and blinds still send many children to the emergency room each year, according to a U.S. study. Nearly 17,000 children under the age of …

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