Several styles of shades were included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
According to the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), Victoria Classics is voluntarily recalling about 163,000 of its Thermal Sailcloth and Matchstick Bamboo Roman Shades, sold exclusively at Target. 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. Exposed operating cords can knot or tangle creating a strangulation loop.
Do You Own These Shades?
This recall includes two styles of shades—Thermal Sailcloth and Matchstick Bamboo roman Shades—all have a small sewn-in label on the back that reads "home, Made in China." The shades measure about 64 inches long. The widths of the thermal shades are 23, 27, 31, and 35 inches and were sold in coffee, red, ivory and tan. The widths of the Matchstick roman shades are 23, 27, 31, 35, and 36 inches and are brown.
Manufactured in China, the shades were sold at Target stores and at Target.com nationwide from September 2008 through June 2009 for between $15 and $40.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled roman shades and contact Victoria Classics to receive a free repair kit. Call Victoria Classics toll-free at (800) 583-9845 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET daily, or visit the firm's Web site at www.victoriaclassics.com.