Green Mountain Vista Inc. Recalls Roman Shades due to Risk of Strangulation

Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2010
Release #11-007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 506-4636
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Green Mountain Vista Inc. Recalls Roman Shades due to Risk of Strangulation

Green Mountain Vista has added its name to the manufacturers and retailers joining the voluntary recall announced in December 2009 of ALL Roman shades and roll-up blinds.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: Roman shades

Units: About 200,000

Manufacturer: Green Mountain Vista, Inc. of Williston, Vt.

Hazard: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves all Green Mountain Vista Roman shades. These shades have a small sewn-on label on the back side of the shade with RN#107875.

Sold at: Specialty home textile retail shops and mail order companies nationwide from September 2004 through August 2010 for between $40 and $120.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the Roman shades and contact the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) for a free repair kit at (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit www.windowcoverings.org

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Green Mountain Vista at (800) 639-1728 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.gmvista.com

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 hazard

Hazard