Thousands of roman shades and blinds are being recalled after the death of a 22-month-old boy in Iowa.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Hanover Direct Inc., of Weehawken, N.J., has agreed to recall about 495,000 roman shades and about 28,000 blinds.

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 The boy whose death prompted the recall died in May after becoming tangled and trapped in the pull cord of a roman shade. He was found hanging by the neck and was rescued by his father, but died later at a hospital.

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The recall comes as the industry crafts a better standard to make window coverings in American homes safer for children.

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