Approximately 85,000 roman shades sold exclusively by Pottery Barn Kids have been recalled due to a strangulation hazard. It has been discovered that children can suffer from strangulations if they place their neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or if they pull the cord out and wrap it around their neck.
From March 2006 through July 2008, there have been six reports of children becoming entangled in the cord. Four of these children were found with cords around their necks and scissors had to be used to release two of them. Two other children were discovered with red marks around their necks after they freed themselves from the cord.
This recall includes roman shades distributed by Pottery Barn Kids/Williams-Sonoma, Inc. of San Francisco, California. All sizes and colors of roman shades with exposed inner cords on the back are involved in the recall. There are two sewn-in labels at the bottom edge of the shade. These roman shades were sold in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog throughout the country and through the company’s website at www.potterybarnkids.com from January 2003 through May 2007.
If you have one of these shades, you need to stop using it and contact Pottery Barn Kids at 800-492-1949 to receive a merchandise card for the purchase value.