Mom of child strangled by blinds cord sues apartment

3-year-old girl died after being strangled by window blinds cord in Clackamas County

The Pineview Apartments in Happy Valley. (Google Street View)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The mother of a 3-year-old girl who died after being strangled by a window blinds cord in a Clackamas County apartment has filed a $4 million lawsuit.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Sahrye Imani Hardy had been visiting a resident at Pineview Apartments with her mother last year when she became entangled in a dangling cord.

The suit alleges the apartment management company allowed cords longer than 7 ¼ inches to hang from the window covering, posing a hazard for children.

A lawyer representing Sahrye’s estate says the cord cuts off a person’s ability to speak or cry for help, which is why Sahrye’s mother didn’t notice her daughter was being strangled until it was too late.

A representative from the management company said Wednesday they hadn’t seen the lawsuit and declined comment.

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