Washington Post on child deaths by strangling on blind cords and regulatory “underreach”

More than 300 kids have been killed and almost that many seriously injured when they've gotten tangled up in blind cords, the Post reports. It describes the deaths in chilling fashion: "The deaths are fast and silent. Often, the parent is in the same room and turns away to change a channel or put away laundry. Those thin cords are sharp and quick on little necks."

Blinds don't have to have cords. But the industry has been reluctant to change and government regulators haven't forced the issue.

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