Recall of Roman Shades, Roll-Up Blinds and Roller Blinds after Child Dies from Strangulation


November 19, 2010

Hanover Direct/Domestications has joined other retailers who previously announced a recall in December 2009 of all Roman shades and roll-up blinds. Approximately 495,000 Roman shades and 28,500 roller/roll-up blinds imported by Hanover Direct, Inc (AKA Domestications, The Company Store and Company Kids) are subject to recall. The blinds subject to recall all pose strangulation risks caused by children becoming entangled in the pull cords or lifting loops.

At least one child has been killed by the defective Roman shades. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we believe it is important to provide information regarding dangerous and defective products to Georgia consumers immediately. Though we are here to represent those who are injured or killed by defective products throughout Georgia, we would much prefer avoiding such tragic accidents. We have been representing those seriously injured or killed by defective products throughout the state of Georgia for over 25 years.

The original recall of Roman Blinds back in December 2009 was issued after a boy, who was standing on his toy box to look out the window, became entangled in the inner chord of a Roman shade. The boy's father was able to rescue him before he suffered serious injury. The most recent incident involving Hanover sadly resulted in a more tragic ending. A 22-month-old boy was discovered dangling by the neck from the outer pull chords of a Roman shade with the outer chords knotted at the bottom. The child was taken to the hospital but the boy's life could not be saved. When a company places a dangerous or defective product on the market, the manufacturer, distributor, and retailer may all be liable for the injuries caused by the product. Sometimes defective products lead to serious injuries or deaths because the design of the product is defective while other times there are defects in the actual production and fabrication of the product that leads to injuries.

At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have been representing people throughout the state of Georgia who are injured by dangerous and defective products for over 25 years. We recognize that by seeking compensation for victims who suffer serious injuries or death caused by a dangerous product we provide an incentive for companies to be more careful about the products they bring to market. While no company produces a product with the intent to injure consumers, companies sometimes ignore known risks because the cost of correcting the defect will cut into the company's profits. Product liability law is designed to prevent companies from treating injuries and deaths to consumers as just another cost of doing business.

Defective products can lead to catastrophic injuries and even death as in this tragic strangulation incident. The result can be enormous medical bills, excruciating pain and suffering, and lost household income. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we know that financial compensation cannot take away your or your loved one's pain and suffering, but it can help you cope with the financial consequences of the accident. Our Georgia product liability lawyers are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Call us today for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or visit us on the web at www.montlick.com. No matter where you are in Georgia, we are just a phone call away.

Category: Personal Injury

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