Roman Shades and Roll-up Blinds Recalled

Date:
December 15, 2009
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
J. C. Penney Purchasing Corp.
The Danger:
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. Roll-up Blinds: Strangulation can occur if the lifting loop slides 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.
Description:
This recall involves about 2.2 million Roman shades and about 340 roll-up blinds. This recall involves all styles and sizes of Roman shades and roll-up blinds sold by JCPenney.
Sold At:
JCPenney stores, JCPenney Custom Decorating, catalogs, and www.jcp.com since at least 1999 to October 2009 for between $10 and $500.
What To Do:
Stop using the recalled Roman shades and roll-up blinds immediately and contact the Window Covering Safety Council for a free repair kit at (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit www.windowcoverings.org. For more information, contact JCPenney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime or visit www.jcp.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10066.html

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