Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds by Oriental Furniture
“Oriental Unlimited has added its name to the retailers joining the voluntary recall announced in December 2009 of ALL Roman shades and roll-up blinds.”
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.
Name of Product: Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds
Units: About 25,000
Importer: Oriental Furniture of Cambridge, Mass.
Roman Shades – 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.
Roll-Up Blinds – Strangulations can occur if the lifting loop slides off the side of the blind and a childs neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop or if a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material. Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves all styles and sizes of Roman shades and roll-up blinds sold by Oriental Furniture. Oriental Furniture is printed on the packaging.
Sold by: Only online at www.orientalfurniture.com, www.amazon.com, and www.overstock.com from March 2009 through December 2009 for between $20 and $60.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled Roman shades and roll-up blinds immediately and contact the Window Covering Safety Council for a free repair kit at (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit www.windowcoverings.org. Oriental Furniture is contacting all known consumers.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Oriental Furniture at (800) 978-2100 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.orientalfurniture.com
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