Carra Imports has announced a recall of window shades and blinds due to a potential strangulation hazard. The recall will affect 55,000 window shades manufactured in Turkey. The recall is being done on “custom made-to-order cellular, roller, soft horizontal and Roman style solar shades.”
The cellular shades were sold from August 2014 to February 2015. The roller shades were sold earlier, ranging from September 2010 to September 2013. In addition, the soft horizontal shades were also sold from July 2010 to March 2012. Finally, the roman style solar shades were sold from September 2010 to July 2013.
These blinds were sold at a number of outlets, including online and phone orders. They may have been purchased from any one of the following:
Rugs Direct BFC,
and Windo World Blinds.
They retailed between $35 and $775.
The recall is over a possible strangulation hazard for children. Strangulation could occur when a child’s neck becomes entangled or wrapped in the free-standing loop from the continuous loop pull cord or bead chain. It is also possible for a child to pull out the cord and wrap it around his or her neck. Finally, a child could put his or her head between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the back of the shade, leading to strangulation. If you own one of these shades, contact the company at 1-800-845-8637 to request a repair kit.
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