Recalls Result from Blind Cord Lawsuits
A set of voluntary standards govern the safety of window coverings including shades, drapes, mini blinds and window blinds. These standards have been developed and revised by the industry itself, and while they have been effective in eliminating or reducing certain threats, children continue to die of miniblind strangulation.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - Each and every blind cord lawsuit that has been filed in the United States has had some impact on the mini blind industry. In some cases, a blind cord lawsuit will help experts identify or better understand how a miniblind cord may pose a risk to children. In other cases, litigation has actually resulted in a reclll. It often takes multiple blind cord lawsuits alleging a particular product is defective before a recall takes effect.
The voluntary standards established by the industry have been considered ineffective by many simply because they are not enforced. For some products, a recall was issued only after a dangerous product was on the market for several years or even more than a decade. Once several blind cord lawsuits accumulate, the company will begin to take notice and be forced to issue a recall. Meanwhile, several children have been injured or killed by a product already known to be dangerous.
The public often assumes that filing a blind cord lawsuit is a personal act, either to achieve justice or seek compensation. Those are common and valid reasons to file a claim, but another common motivation is often overlooked: that is, to prompt a recall of a dangerous product. Filing a blind cord lawsuit is the most effective way of sending a message to a mini blind manufacturer to recall a dangerous product.
Anyone whose child was injured or killed in an accident involving a corded window covering may qualify to file a miniblind cord lawsuit. To speak with an experienced attorney about your legal options, please contact our firm today for a free, no-obligation case review.