Hanover Direct/Domestication Shades and Blinds Recalled Due to Strangulation Death of a Child
About the Shades and Blinds Hazard
All information is provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):.
- The Roman Shades can result in strangulation when a child places his/her neck between the inner cord and fabric on the back of the blind, or when a child wraps the cord around his/her neck.
- The Roll-up Blinds can result in strangulation if the child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material, or if the child’s neck gets tangled in a loop that can slide off the side of the blind.
- The Roller Blinds can result in strangulation if the blind’s continuous loop is unattached to the wall/floor with the tension device allowing the child’s neck to possibly become entangled in the free-standing loop.
About the Shades and Blinds Recall
- The recall covers about 495,000 Roman shades and 28,500 roller/roll-up blinds (about 90,000 Roman shades were recalled in October 2009).
- This recall involves all styles of Roman shades with inner cords, all styles of roll-up blinds, and roller blinds that do not have a tension device.
- The products were sold at Hanover Direct/Domestications, Company Store/Company Kids, online at www.domestications.com and www.thecompanystore.com, as well being sold through catalogs nationwide from January 1996 to October 2009 (sold for between $20 and $579).