Recalls: Blinds, Shades & Cords

December 15, 2009
Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair of Roman Shades by Airtex Designs Group; Sold Exclusively by The Land of Nod
This recall involves all Roman shades sold by The Land of Nod. The 100% cotton shades with black-out lining were sold in solid blue chambray or in beige with pink, blue or green stripes and measure 36 inches or 48 inches wide by 63 inches long. A label sewn on the lower right back of the shade states “The Land of Nod” and “Made in China.”
December 15, 2009
Window Covering Safety Council Recalls to Repair All Roman and Roll-Up Blinds Due to Risk of Strangulation
December 15, 2009
Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall of Roman Shades; Sold Exclusively at West Elm
This recall involves all sizes and colors of West Elm Jute/Poly Roman shades. An orange, black and white label located at the bottom edge of the shades warns that “Cords and bead chains can loop around child’s neck and STRANGLE.”
December 15, 2009
Near Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Roman and Roller Shades Sold at Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and PBTeens: Expands previous recall of Roman shades sold at Pottery Barn Kids
This recall involves all sizes and colors of Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and PBteen Roman shades with and without fabric backing and the Paxton roller shades.
December 15, 2009
Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Matchstick Roll-Up Shades by International Merchandise; Sold Exclusively at Big Lots
This recall involves Deluxe Matchstick Roll-Up Shades with widths of 24”, 36”, 48” and 72” by 72” long in a “natural” color that are suspended by two cord loops called lifting loops or inner cords. The inner cords are attached to the head rail on one end and on the other end they go through the head rail and a cord lock and end in a looped cord that is used to raise and lower the shade. Both the head rail and bottom rail are made of bamboo and there is a warning label near the bottom that advises: “Young children can become entangled and strangle in cord or bead loops.”
December 15, 2009
Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Roll-Up Blinds by Lotus & Windoware: Sold Exclusively at Ace Hardware and Big Lots
This recall involves all roll-up blinds without release clips (see picture below). The roll-up blinds have plastic, ¼” oval-shaped slats, and measure either 48” or 72” long. The blinds were sold with two warning hang tags indicating ways to avoid strangulation.
December 15, 2009
Strangulation Death of a Child Prompts Recall to Repair Roman Shades by All Strong Industry
This recall involves Roman shades distributed by All Strong Industry that are made of a white-on-white striped fabric and measure about 64 inches long and the width ranges between 23 and 39 inches. The head rail has a strangulation warning and a label stating “CF" (Ching Feng Fashion Home Fashions Co., Ltd.), “52% Cotton/48% Polyester”, and made in either Taiwan, Thailand or China. “RN 103984” is printed on another sewn-in tag near the bottom back side of the fabric.
December 15, 2009
Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Roll-Up Blinds and Roman Shades by Walmart
This recall involves all styles and sizes of fabric, bamboo and jute roll-up blinds and Roman shades.
December 15, 2009
Near Strangulations of Child Prompts Recall to Repair Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds by JCPenney
This recall involves all styles and sizes of Roman shades and roll-up blinds sold by JCPenney.
December 2, 2009
Blenders Recalled by Haier America Due to Laceration Hazard
This recall involves commercial-style 500-watt blenders with model number HB500BSS. The units are stainless steel and black plastic. “Haier” is printed on the front below the power switch, and the model number is printed on a label on the bottom of the blenders.