The Wm. Wright Co. of Tennessee and The Shade Store of New York have both joined the list of manufacturers to issue recalls for their Roman shades over concerns of possible child strangulation risks.
There are two ways a child may be at risk of strangulation:
When placing his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the back of the shade.
When a child pulls the cord out and wraps the cord around his/her neck.
A total of approximately 93,000 Roman shades are included in the combined recalls of these two companies. Wm. Wright Co. (about 48,000 recalled) shades were sold nationwide at Walmart, Jo-Ann Stores and other shops from December 2007 to June 2011 for $20-25. The Wm. Wright Co. Roman shades were sold as Wrights â€œmy home make-it-yourself’ Roman shade kits and were designed to cover windows with a maximum size of 48W x 60L. The kits item number and Wm. Wright’ may be found on the back of the package.
|Wrights my home make-it-yourself Roman shade kit|
|15 yards of Roman shade tape|
15 yards of drapery cord
4-inch â€œLâ€ brackets
1 cord cleat
The Shade Store (about 45,000 recalled) shades were sold at the companies five showroom locations and online at theshadestore.com from February 2006 to March 2011 for $120-$365 each. The shades do not have any permanent markings and were custom made out of fabric and woven wood.
Both companies recommend consumers cease use of the Roman shades and are supplying consumers with free repair kits. Unused Wm. Wright kits may be returned to retailer for a redesigned kit. Customers may contact Wm. Wright at 1-800-545-5470 Monday-Friday from 9am to 3pm EST or via the web at simplicity.com for a repair kit and more information. The Shade Store requests customers call the Window Safety Council for a free repair kit at 1-800-506-4636; consumers may also visit windowcoverings.org and/or theshadestore.com for more information.
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