Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Roman Shades by The Shade Store

Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck.

Recall date: June 30, 2011
Recall number: 11-747
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Roman shades

Hazard:

Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck.

Consumer Contact:

For more information, contact The Shade Store toll-free at (800) 754-1455 or by e-mail at help@theshadestore.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 45,000 Roman shades

Description

This recall involves custom-made Roman shades. The shades were made out of fabric and of woven wood. The shades do not have any permanent markings.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shades and call the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) for a free repair kit toll-free at (800) 506-4636 anytime or visitwww.windowcoverings.org. The Shade Store is contacting all known customers.

Sold at

Five showroom locations and online at www.theshadestore.com from February 2006 through March 2011 for between $120 and $355 per shade.

Manufacturer(s)

The Shade Store, of Port Chester, N.Y.

Manufactured in

USA

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