CPSC Recalls Roman Shades, Roll-up Blinds And Roller Blinds

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BETHESDA, Md., (WUSA) -- The strangulation death of a 22 month old toddler prompted the recall of more than half a million Roman shades, roll-up and roller blinds. 

The voluntary recall includes about 495,000 Roman shades and 28,500 roller and roll-up blinds.  And, involves all styles of Roman shades with inner cords, all styles of roll-up blinds and roller blinds that do not have a tension device. 

A tension device is intended to be attached to the continuous loop bead chain or continuous loop pull cord and installed into the all or the floor. 

Roman Shade Recall Notice

Retailer Hanover Direct/Domestications sold the window coverings nationwide in stores and online from January 1996 through October 2009.  They were priced between $20 and $579.

In October 2009, about 90,000 Roman shades were recalled.

If you have these blinds in your home, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission wants you to stop using this recalled product immediately. 

The CPSC has stepped up efforts to get window covering manufacturers worldwide to improve safety standards.  Chairman Inez Tenenbaum has urged the industry to move swiftly to approve the new rules.

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