Recall on Roman And Roll Up Shades

Dec 15 2009

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall today that approximately 50 million window coverings need to be repaired to ensure safety for children. Each year about 5 million roman shades and 3 million roll-up shades are sold.

At Blinds Chalet we have been working closely with each of our manufacturers as well as the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the American National Standard for Safety of Corded Window Covering Products to ensure the products we sell meet the standards of safety they set.

Currently each of our products are sold with safety in mind. Our blinds offer tassel cord consolidators. These cord consolidators keep the cords from being pulled back into the blind. They also break apart and release when force is exerted in the downward direction. In addition, we offer cordless window coverings in many different categories such as mini blinds, roman shades, and cell shades.

When considering window coverings and child safety, always remember these simple steps:
  • Choose cordless window coverings in homes with small children.
  • Never place furniture such as cribs, chairs, etc next to windows making windows accessible to small children.
  • Keep all pull cords out of the reach of small children. Use cord cleats or anchor them to the wall or floor.

If you wish to order a retro-fit kit for any window coverings you own, please contact the Window Covering Safety Council. They may be reached at 800-506-4636 or you may visit their website at www.windowcoverings.org
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