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Green Mountain Vista Inc. Recalls Roman Shades
due to Risk of Strangulation
The CPSC in cooperation with Green Mountain Vista Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of their Roman shades. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Strangulations can occur when a child places his/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/her neck.
This recall involves all Green Mountain Vista Roman shades. These shades have a small sewn-on label on the backside of the shade.
To obtain a free repair kit contact the Window Covering Safety Council at 800-506-4636 anytime or visit www.windowcoverings.org. For more information contact Green Mountain Vista at 800-639-1728 or visit their website at www.gmvista.com.
IKEA Recalls Roller Blinds, all Roman blinds and all Roll-Up Blinds Due to Risk of Strangulation
The U.S. Consumer Produce Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm IKEA, announced a voluntary recall of the IDEA Home Furnishings Roller, Roman, and Roll-Up Blinds. This recall involves roller blinds that do not have a tension device attached to the bead chain, all Roman blinds, and all roll-up blinds.
Roller Blinds Hazard: Strangulations can occur if the blind’s looped bead chain is not attached to the wall or the floor with the tension device provided and a child’s neck becomes entangled in the free-standing loop.
Roman Blinds Hazard: Strangulations can occur when a child places his/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/her neck. An additional hazard exists when the Roman blind has a continuous looped bead chain that is not attached to the wall or floor, which poses a strangulation hazard to children.
Roll-up Blinds Hazard: Strangulations can occur if the lifting loops slide 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.