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Roman Shades and Roll-up Blinds Recalled

Date:
December 15, 2009
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
Walmart Stores Inc.
The Danger:
Roll-up Blinds: Strangulation can occur if the lifting loops slide off the side of the blind and a child's neck becomes entangled on the freestanding loop or if a child places his or her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material. Roman Shades: 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 1.1 million shades (600,000 roll-up blinds and 500,000 Roman shades). This recall involves all styles and sizes of fabric, bamboo, and jute roll-up blinds and Roman shades.
Sold At:
Walmart stores nationwide and at www.walmart.com or www.samsclub.com from January 1999 through September 2009 for between $6 and $30.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the Roman shades and the roll-up blinds and contact the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) for a free repair kit at (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit www.windowcoverings.org. For more information, contact Walmart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.walmartstores.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10067.html