For horizontal blinds, the blinds do not have inner cord stop devices to prevent the accessible inner cords from being pulled out. If an inner cord is pulled out, a child can become entangled in the loop and strangle. For vertical blinds, strangulations can occur if a child's neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop formed by the bead chain or by the cord with a weighted device. For cellular shades, strangulations can occur if a child's neck becomes entangled on the shade's free-standing looped cord.

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