Smith and Noble recalls blinds

July 22, 2010 5:30:49 PM PDT
Millions of roman shades have been recalled due to strangulation hazards in the past few years.

Now, a million more were added to the list after a child nearly died.

Smith and Noble is recalling 1.3 million roman shades and roller shades.

The recall follows a scary incident in which a 5-year-old boy was nearly strangled in the cord of a roller shade.

The recalled blinds were sold on the Smith and Noble website between 1998 and April 2010.

Consumers can get a free repair kit by going to window-coverings.org

The Company Says:

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 window-coverings.org. Consumers should check the roller shades to make sure the tension device provided is attached to the continuous loop cord and installed into the wall. If not attached, consumers should attach the tension device securely to the wall. If they no longer have the tension device, consumers should immediately stop using the roller shades and contact WCSC to receive a free replacement tension device.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Smith+Noble toll-free at (877) 228-7683 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday and between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Saturday and Sunday, or visit the firm's website at Smith and Noble Product Recall information

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.


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