WASHINGTON, DC (CPSC)--The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Roll-up blinds
Units: About 6,200
Importer: Chicology of Ontario, Calif.
Hazard: Strangulations can occur if the lifting loop slides off the side of the blind and a child's neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop or if a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves the French Antique Gold, Zen Moss, Tropic Ginger, and Kansas White roll-up blind models. The roll-up shades are gold, green, tan and white and are made from natural fiber-paper, jute, and polyester.
Sold at: Online retailers including Overstock.com, Bestwindowtreatments.com, Bedbathstore.com, Unbeatablesale.com, Bonton.com, Linensource.com, and Solutions.com from April 2006 through March 2010.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the roll-up blinds and contact Chicology to obtain a free retrofit kit
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the company toll-free at (866) 999-6188 or visit the company's website at www.chicology.com. You can also e-mail the company at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Provided By: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission