Roman Shades and Roller Shades Recalled

December 15, 2009
Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and PBteen division of Williams-Sonoma Inc.
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 shade or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his or her neck. Roller Shades: Strangulation can occur if the shade's looped cord is not attached to the wall with the tension device provided and a child's neck becomes entangled in the freestanding loop.
This recall involves about 305,000 Roman shades and 45,000 roller shades (about 85,000 Roman shades were previously recalled on August 26, 2009). This recall involves all sizes and colors of Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and PBteen Roman shades with and without fabric backing and the Paxton roller shades. The Roman shades have two labels: "Pottery Barn," "potterybarnkids," or "PBteen" is printed on the smaller label and a larger orange, black, and white label warns that "Cords and bead chains can loop around child's neck and STRANGLE." The Paxton roller shades are made of solid fabric and have a metal rod at the bottom and a nylon operating cord.
Sold At:
The Roman shades were sold exclusively through Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and PBteen catalogs and online at,, and from January 1998 through October 2009 for between $25 and $180. The Paxton roller shades were sold through the Pottery Barn catalog and online at from January 2003 through October 2009 for between $100 and $120.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the recalled Roman shades and contact Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, or PBteen to receive a free repair kit for these products. Immediately check the recalled roller shades to make sure the tension device provided is attached to the looped cord and installed into the wall. If not attached, immediately attach the tension device securely to the wall. If they no longer have the tension device, immediately stop using the roller shades and contact Pottery Barn to receive a replacement tension device. For more information, contact Pottery Barn at (800) 492-1949 anytime, or, and
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