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

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


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

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Roman shades

Units: About 45,000 Roman shades

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

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

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

Manufactured in: USA

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 visit www.windowcoverings.org. The Shade Store is contacting all known customers.

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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