Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Blair LLC Recalls ALL Roman shades

May 4, 2010
Release #10-217
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 392-7095
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Blair Recalls to Repair Roman Shades Due to Risk of Strangulation

Blair has added its name to the retailers joining the voluntary recall announced in December 2009 of ALL Roman shades and roll-up blinds.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Roman Shades
Units: About 5,600
Importer/Retailer: Blair LLC, of Warren, Pa.
Hazard: Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves three styles of Roman shades; standard, tasseled and Duppioni. Style and item number information is listed below.
PhotosStyleItem NumberSizeColors
Picture of Recalled Standard Roman ShadeStandard Roman Shade507591
23" X 64"
27" X 64"
31" X 64"
33" X 64"
35" X 64"
36" X 64"
39" X 64"
48" X 64"
Ivory, Antique Ivory, Merlot, Camel, Sage, and Expresso
Picture of Recalled Roman Shades with TasselsRoman Shades with Tassels520871
23" X 64"
31" X 64"
35" X 64"
48" X 64"
Gold and Taupe
Picture of Recalled Duppioni Roman ShadesDuppioni Roman Shades508361
30" X 64"
36" X 64"
48" X 64"
Green Tea, Linen, Dusty Blue, Gold and Merlot
Sold at: Blair and other retail stores in Warren and Grove City, Pa., Blair catalogs and between April 2007 and January 2010 for between $15 and $65.
Manufactured in: Taiwan and China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the Roman shades and contact the Window Covering Safety Council for a free repair kit. Consumers can call (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit the Council's Web site at
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Blair toll-free at (877) 392-7095 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, or visit the firm's website at Consumers can also contact the firm by email at
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting

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