Blair Recalls to Repair Roman Shades Due to Risk of Strangulation
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.
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.
Roman Shades with Tassels 520871 520872 520873 520874
Duppioni Roman Shades
508361 508362 508363
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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