The federal government - via the CPSC - has issued a recall of Roman Blinds that they could suffocate kids.
For the first time, the safety commission now recommends using only cordless window treatments in any home where children live or visit, such as a grandparent's house or day care center.
From USA Today:
HOW TO MAKE KIDS SAFER
1. Install only cordless window treatments in all homes where children live or visit, especially in children's bedrooms.
2. Move all cribs, beds and furniture away from windows.
3. If not using cordless shades, cut the ends of pull cords, so that the loop can't form a noose.
4. Don't allow cords to dangle. Wrap cords around a hook that's high off the floor out of a child's reach.
5. If using Roman shades with hidden strings on the back side, raise the shades high enough so children can't reach them.