Window blinds pose a safety hazard for the youngest of children

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(NBC News Channel) - One major child safety hazard is window blinds.

A new study from Nationwide Children's Hospital finds nearly 17,000 children under six were treated for window blind injuries from 1990 to 2015.

The most common injury was being 'struck by' blinds, but the most dangerous was getting entangled in the cords.

2/3rds of those children *died* from their injuries, and many had been left alone for mere minutes.

Authors of the study say their findings suggest a mandatory safety standard eliminating accessible window blind cords should be adopted.