August 26, 2009: Pottery Barn Kids Roman Shades Recall
Several styles of shades were included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
According to the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), Pottery Barn Kids/Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 85,000 of its roman shades sold through the Pottery Barn Kids catalog nationwide and on www.potterybarnkids.com from January 2003 through May 2007 for between $30 and $60. Strangulations can occur when a child places his 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 neck.
Do You Own These Shades?
This recall involves all sizes and colors of Pottery Barn Kids roman shades with exposed inner cords on the back. Two sewn-in labels are located at the bottom edge of the shade. The smaller label identifies the manufacturer as “pottery barn kids” while the second larger orange, black and white label warns that “Cords and bead chains can loop around child’s neck and STRANGLE.” Roman shades with a fabric covering over the cords are not being recalled.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled roman shades and contact Pottery Barn Kids to receive a merchandise card for the purchase value. For more information, call (800) 492-1949 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.potterybarnkids.com.
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