The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Green Mountain Vista, Inc. of Williston, Vt., today announced a voluntary recall of about 200,000 Roman shades.
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.
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 back side of the shade with RN#107875. The shade were sold at specialty home textile retail shops and mail order companies nationwide from September 2004 through August 2010 for between $40 and $120.
No incidents or injuries have been reported.
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
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.