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Roman Shades Recalled

Date:
October 27, 2009
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
Faux Suede Roman Shades
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 90,000 Faux Suede room darkening Roman shades with style number 12810A. The shades were sold in Ivory, Taupe, Gold, Plum, Wine Red, Midnight Blue, Moss Green, and Dark Brown and have a head rail that measures 23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43, or 48 inches. The shades have a sticker on the head rail with the letters "WS" and "style 12810A" is printed on the packaging box.
Sold At:
Hanover Direct/Domestications via internet at www.domestications.com and through catalog sales nationwide from January 2004 through December 2008 for between $20 and $40.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the Roman shades and contact Hanover Direct/Domestications for a free retrofit kit that removes both the operating cords and the exposed inner cords from the shades. For more information, contact Hanover Direct/Domestications toll-free at (800) 524-0597 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET daily, or visit www.domestications.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10023.html