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Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds by Oriental Furniture

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–April 8, 2010.  Oriental Unlimited has added its name to the retailers joining the voluntary recall announced in December 2009 of ALL Roman shades and roll-up blinds.

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds

Units: About 25,000

Importer: Oriental Furniture of Cambridge, Mass.


Roman Shades – 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.

Roll-Up Blinds – 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves all styles and sizes of Roman shades and roll-up blinds sold by Oriental Furniture. “Oriental Furniture” is printed on the packaging.

Sold by: Only online at www.orientalfurniture.com, www.amazon.com, and www.overstock.com from March 2009 through December 2009 for between $20 and $60.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled Roman shades and roll-up blinds immediately and contact the Window Covering Safety Council for a free repair kit at (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit www.windowcoverings.org. Oriental Furniture is contacting all known consumers.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Oriental Furniture at (800) 978-2100 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.orientalfurniture.com


Source: cpsc.gov

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