Blair Recalls to Repair Roman Shades Due to Risk of Strangulation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2010
Release #10-217
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 392-7095
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Blair Recalls to Repair Roman Shades Due to Risk of Strangulation

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
507601
507611
507621
507631
507641
507651
507661
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
520872
520873
520874
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
508362
508363
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 www.blair.com 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 www.windowcoverings.org

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 www.blair.com. Consumers can also contact the firm by email at blairproductrecall@blair.com