May 4, 2010
Release #10-217
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 392-7095



Blair has added its name to the retailers joining the voluntary recall announced in December 2009 of ALL Roman shades and roll-up blinds.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Roman Shades

Units: About 5,600

Importer/Retailer: Blair LLC, of Warren, Pa.

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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves three styles of Roman shades; standard, tasseled and Duppioni. Style and item number information is listed below.

Photos Style Item Number Size Colors
Picture of Recalled Standard Roman Shade Standard Roman Shade 507591
23" X 64"
27" X 64"
31" X 64"
33" X 64"
35" X 64"
36" X 64"
39" X 64"
48" X 64"
Ivory, Antique Ivory, Merlot, Camel, Sage, and Expresso
Picture of Recalled Roman Shades with Tassels Roman Shades with Tassels 520871
23" X 64"
31" X 64"
35" X 64"
48" X 64"
Gold and Taupe
Picture of Recalled Duppioni Roman Shades Duppioni Roman Shades 508361
30" X 64"
36" X 64"
48" X 64"
Green Tea, Linen, Dusty Blue, Gold and Merlot


Sold at: Blair and other retail stores in Warren and Grove City, Pa., Blair catalogs and between April 2007 and January 2010 for between $15 and $65.

Manufactured in: Taiwan and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the Roman shades and contact the Window Covering Safety Council for a free repair kit. Consumers can call (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit the Council's Web site at

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Blair toll-free at (877) 392-7095 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, or visit the firm's website at Consumers can also contact the firm by email at