Roman Shades Recalled

Date:
December 15, 2009
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
Draper Inc.
The Danger:
These shades have an exposed operating cord and exposed inner cords on the back of the shade. Strangulation can occur when a child places his or her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the shade or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his or her neck. In addition, these shades have a continuous looped bead chain that, when not attached to the wall or floor, hangs loosely by the shade, posing a strangulation hazard to children.
Description:
This recall involves about 1,800 Roman shades. This recall involves two models of Roman FlexShades: Roman-CL (clutch/manually operated by a bead-chain) and Roman-MO (motorized). They come in a variety of colors and fabric types and are custom-sized/made to order. The shade has a wooden head rail and a 9" valance and four (or more) horizontal plastic stacking bars that are placed about 15" apart along the length of the fabric; each bar contains two plastic rings.
Sold At:
Specialty window covering dealers nationwide from March 2000 through September 2009 for between $450 and $2,100.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the Roman shades and call Draper for a free retrofit kit that removes both the operating cords and the exposed inner cords from the shades. For more information, contact Draper toll-free at (877) 315- 7037 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET daily, or visit www.draperinc.com and click on the "Roman Shade Recall" button.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10074.html

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