Green Mountain Vista Inc. Recalls Roman Shades due to Risk of Strangulation
Recall date:October 7, 2010
Product Category: Furniture
|The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Green Mountain Vista, Inc. of Williston, Vt., have recalled about 200,000 shades.
Strangulation 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.
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
This recall involves the products listed below:
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.
The shades sold at specialty home textile retail shops and mail order companies nationwide from September 2004 through August 2010 for between $40 and $120.The shades were manufactured in China.
What can you do and whom to contact
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
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
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.
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