The Michigan child injury attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are reporting a recall after the wrongful death of a two-year-old girl, Isabela Nagara, from Commerce Township. According to The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Blind Xpress custom vertical blinds have an adjustment cord that forms a loop. This loop is not attached to the wall and floor and can cause a child to easily get entangled in the cord loop and strangle. Isablea was strangled to death by getting caught in loop of the blind's cord.
Larry Carollo, Blinds Xpress owner, said his company has already updated the design of its blinds and now use tension pulleys that have be screwed to wall. Carollo's business is located in Livonia, Michigan. The blinds are sold in specialty stores in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana and not sold directly to the public.
Blinds recalled include blinds in the price range of $16 to $380 and sold from January 1995 until December 2011. It includes all Blind Xpress custom vertical blinds that do not have a cord-tensioning device that attaches to the wall or floor and horizontal blinds that do not have inner cord stop devices.
Anyone who owns the recalled blinds is recommended to stop using and contact the Window Covering Safety Council to receive a free repair kit. To contact them call (800) 506-4636 or visit windowcoverings.org
Parents of children who suffer injuries due to defective or dangerous product, such as these blinds, do have legal rights. If you or your child has been injured or wrongfully killed by a dangerous or defective product, you should call an attorney immediately. The experienced child injury attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. will represent you and your child under our No Fee Promise, meaning you do not pay any legal fees until we win or settle your case. Call our office now at (800) 606-1717.