It is with great sadness that we inform of the latest CPSC product recall. Close to 500,000 roman shades and 28,500 roll-up blinds have been recalled due to a strangulation risk. Sadly, this latest recall of Hanover Direct, Inc. shades and blinds comes after the death of a 22-month old child, whose parents found him hanging by his neck from the outer pull cords of the shade.

This is a terrible tragedy and one that underscores how important it is for families with toddlers to pay careful consideration to the purchase or ownership of potentially dangerous window treatments.

The roman shade and roll-up blind recalls have been non-stop over the past year. Is it simply time to do away with them altogether?

Please take the time to review the recall to determine if you need to replace your window treatments with something safer.

Credit: CPSC