There are three main strangulation hazards when children play near these blinds: Roman shades with looped bead chains are one. Children have also gotten entangled in the strings on the back sides of Roman shades. The hazard with roll-up blinds is the lifting loop, which can slide off.
According to Tenenbaum, "any loop is the enemy of children."
Depending where the cord binds a child's neck, the child could die in just seconds.
All told, today's blinds recall ranks among the largest in history and is the latest in a year of big recalls across several industries.