Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Roman Shades; Sold Exclusively by Restoration Hardware Baby & Child

December 17, 2009
Alert #10-712
 

Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Roman Shades; Sold Exclusively by Restoration Hardware Baby & Child

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Roman Shades with Black-out Lining

Units: About 4,600 units

Importer: Airtex Design Group Inc., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Retailer: Restoration Hardware Baby & Child, of Corte Madera, Calif.

Hazard: Strangulation 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves all Roman shades with black-out lining sold by Restoration Hardware Baby & Child. These shades measure 23, 32, 36 and 48-inches wide by 64-inches long. There is a label sewn on the left lower corner on the back of the shade that states "baby & child Restoration Hardware" and "Made in China." For additional description information of the recalled products go to www.rhbabyandchild.com

Sold at: Restoration Hardware Baby & Child stores and catalog nationwide and on the Web site from June 2008 through August 2009 for a between about $110 and $250.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these Roman shades and contact Restoration Hardware Baby & Child to receive a free repair kit. All known purchasers have been contacted by the firm. The free repair kit will be available within six weeks.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Restoration Hardware Baby & Child at (800) 318-5029 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firms' Web site at www.rhbabyandchild.com (pdf)

Note: Examine all shades and blinds in your home. Make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product. CPSC recommends the use of cordless window coverings in all homes where children live or visit.

Picture of Recalled Roman Shade

Picture of Recalled Roman Shade showing cord