The Biggest Children's Product Recalls of 2010: Make Sure None of These Are in Your Home!

Do you own any of these recalled toys or baby gear? Read on to learn how to get these hazards repaired or replaced -- so you can keep your baby safe (19 Photos)

Amanda Hawkins on Jul 5, 2012 at 5:31PM

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Roman Shades, Roll-Up Blinds and Roller Blinds

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a Amanda Hawkins on Nov 11, 2010 at 12:52PM

Recall Date: November 10, 2010

Name of Product: Roman shades, roll-up blinds and roller blinds made by Hanover Direct Inc., (also known as Domestications, The Company Store, and Company Kids)

The Hazard: For the Roman Shades: strangulation can occur if the child's neck get caught between the exposed inner cord and backside fabric or if the child pulls the cord and it wraps around their neck.
For the Roll-up blinds: strangulation can occur if the lifting loops slide off the side and the child’s neck becomes entangled or if the child places their neck between the lifting loop and roll-up blind material.
For the Roller Blinds: strangulation can occur if the blind’s continuous loop bead chain or pull cord is unattached and the child’s neck becomes entangled.

Description:
This recall involves all Roman shades with inner cords, all roll-up blinds, and all roller blinds that do not have a tension device attaching the loop bead chain or pull cord to the wall or floor. These blinds have been sold at Hanover Direct/Domestications, the Company Store/Company Kids; online at domestications.com and thecompanystore.com; through catalog sales nationwide from January1996 through October 2009.

What to Do: Consumers should immediately stop using these Roman shades and contact the Window Covering Safety Council at (800) 506-4636 or visit windowcoverings.org. Consumers who have roller blinds with a tension device should make sure the tension device is properly attached to the wall or floor. For more information, contact Domestications or Hanover at (800) 453-1106 or visit the firm’s websites at domestications.com or hanoverdirect.com.
Report any incidents involving these blinds, to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission at cpsc.gov.

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