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Roman Shades Recalled

Date:
December 15, 2009
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
Louis Hornick & Co. Inc.
The Danger:
Strangulation can occur when a child places his or 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 or her neck.
Description:
This recall involves about 6,300 Roman Shades (364,000 were previously recalled in October 2009). This recall includes all sizes and colors of Newport Energy Solution Roman Shades sold by Ross Stores with exposed inner cords on the back. A small orange, black, and white warning label sticker in English and Spanish which reads, in part, "Cords and bead chains can loop around child's neck and STRANGLE. Always keep cords ... to get to cords." is on the backside of the head rail.
Sold At:
Ross Stores nationwide and from March 2009 through October 2009 for between $4 and $10.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the recalled Roman shades and contact Louis Hornick & Company to receive a free repair kit. For more information, contact Louis Hornick & Company 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/prhtml10/10075.html