Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Roman Shades by Ethan Allen

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Article Date: 3/5/2010 | Resource: MLG

Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Roman Shades by Ethan Allen

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 163,000

Wholesaler: Ethan Allen Global Inc., of Danbury, Conn.

Hazard: Strangulation can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the shade or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. Also, strangulation can occur when a child’s neck become entangled on the free-standing loop.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves all styles and sizes of Roman shades sold under the Ethan Allen brand name. These custom-ordered, made-to-order shades were sold in a variety of colors, fabrics, and sizes. The shades have no labels or markings making reference to the Ethan Allen brand.

Sold at: Ethan Allen Design Centers since at least 1999 through December 2009. Most are priced between $400 and $1,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled Roman shades immediately and contact their local Ethan Allen Design Center for a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ethan Allen toll-free at (888) 339-9398 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, contact the local Ethan Allen Design Center, or visit the firm’s web site at www.ethanallen.com

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Jeffrey Marquart