Window Blind Recall
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Insulated Black-out Roller Shades and Insulated Roman Shades made by Green Mountain Vista are being recalled due to the strangulation hazard they pose to children. This voluntary recall concerns over 7,000 units that have already been sold.
The shades have a looped bead chain that hangs loose when it is not attached to the wall or floor. The recall comes after the news that a two-year-old girl from Connecticut nearly died in June when she placed the looped cord around her neck, and then slipped off a radiator. She was saved by her older brother, but suffered a deep neck bruise and vomiting.
The recall includes all insulated black-out roller shades and Roman shades with sizes 48, 60, and 72. The shades have RN number 107875. This number can be located on the care label. There were sold nationwide from June 2005 to September 2008 at Country Curtains, Plow & Hearth, The Linen Source, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, Ann & Hope, The Sportsman’s Guide, Target.com, The Curtain Shop of Maine, and Solutions Catalog.
Consumers who may have purchased these blinds are advised to check their windows to make sure the tension device is attached. If it is not attached, they should contact Green Mountain Vista Inc. to receive a repair kit free of charge. Those unable to install the tensioning device should contact Green Mountain Vista for further instructions.