The only language some window blind manufacturers and retailers seem to understand is litigation. Parents can't possibly put a price on their children's lives, but too many window blind companies have chosen to do just that.
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) July 20, 2011
The Onder Law Firm joins Parents for Window Blind Safety in reminding the public that window blind cords have long posed a grave strangulation danger to children. The cords on many window blinds pose a recipe for strangulation in millions of homes across the country, often existing in daycare facilities. The New York Times profiled the case of a Maryland woman who lost her 2-year old son to window blind cord strangulation this spring in the article titled "A Debate Over Window Blinds" by Andrew Martin (April 20, 2011). According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 41 deaths recorded between the agency’s creation in 1973 and 1981, showing this to be risk known to the window blind cord manufacturing industry for decades. The recently published New York Times window blind cord strangulation article detailed the Consumer Product Safety Commission's struggle with the window blind manufacturing industry for an ultimately line of "safe" over "safer" products and how that fight has been driven by two individuals, Linda Kaiser of Parents for Window Blind Safety and James Onder of The Onder Law Firm, which has represented parents in window blind lawsuits in over 25 states.
Linda Kaiser, who founded Parents for Window Blind Safety along with her husband after the loss of their daughter to strangulation from a window blinds inner cord, has become the nation's foremost advocate for the elimination of all window blind cord strangulation dangers. The New York Times article attributed her efforts for shaping the Consumer Product Safety Commission's current efforts to reform window blind safety regulations.
James Onder, founding partner of Onder, Shelton, O'Leary & Peterson, stated, "The only language some window blind manufacturers and retailers seem to understand is litigation. Parents can't possibly put a price on their children's lives, but too many window blind companies have chosen to do just that".
About Parents for Window Blind Safety
Parents for Window Blind Safety is an advocacy and support group for creating a 100% safe environment for children in homes and public places from strangulation hazards posed by corded window covering products. By creating greater awareness of the dangers posed by not just draw cords but also inner window blind cords, the organization may prevent the tragedy that befell its founders and increase pressure on both the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the window blind manufacturing industry. More information about Parents for Window Blind Safety is available at http://www.pfwbs.org.
About The Onder Law Firm
Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis based personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson have represented clients throughout the United States, and other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation and pharmaceutical litigation. The Onder Law Firm offers information pertaining to window blind cord dangers at http://www.windowblindcorddangers.com.