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Roman Shades Recalled

Date:
October 27, 2009
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
Louis Hornick & Co. Inc.
The Danger:
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.
Description:
This recall involves about 364,000 Dublin Energy Solution Roman Shades (all sizes and colors) sold by Bed Bath & Beyond with exposed inner cords on the back. Colors include navy, chocolate, khaki, and cream. On the backside of the head rail, a small orange, black, and white warning label sticker in English and Spanish which read in part, "Cords and bead chains can loop around child's neck and STRANGLE. Always keep cords ...to get to cords."
Sold At:
Bed Bath & Beyond stores nationwide and on-line at www.bedbathandbeyond.com from August 2007 through September 2009 for between $40 and $130.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the recalled Roman shades and contact Louis Hornick & Company to receive a free repair kit. The repair kit will be available by the end of November. For more information, contact Louis Hornick & Company toll-free at (800) 517-3612 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET daily, or visit www.hornickindustries.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10025.html