More than 50 million blinds recalled

The federal government and the window industry recalled more than 50 million Roman-style shades and blinds because of the strangulation risk posed by the cords.

After report of five deaths and 16 near-deaths since 2006, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall Tuesday.

To find out if your shades are kid-safe, visit or call (800) 506-4636 to receive a free repair kit.

And check out Dr. Lisa Thornton’s podcast on household hazards – she specifically mentions the strangulation risk of blind cords, along with other commonly overlooked dangers lurking in your home.

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