June 15, 2010: Recall of Roll-Up Blinds by Chicology
Many styles of the blinds are included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Chicology of Ontario, California, has recalled about 6,200 roll-up blinds due to strangulation hazard. Strangulations can occur if the lifting loop slides off the side of the blind and a child’s neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop or if a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
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This recall involves the French Antique Gold, Zen Moss, Tropic Ginger, and Kansas White roll-up blind models. The roll-up shades are gold, green, tan, and white and are made from natural fiber-paper, jute, and polyester.
The blinds sold at online retailers including Overstock.com, Bestwindowtreatments.com, Bedbathstore.com, Unbeatablesale.com, Bonton.com, Linensource.com, and Solutions.com from April 2006 through March 2010.
The blinds were manufactured in Taiwan.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the roll-up blinds and contact Chicology to obtain a free retrofit kit. For additional information, contact the company toll-free at (866) 999-6188 or visit the company’s website at www.chicology.com.
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