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Hanover Direct/Domestication Shades and Blinds Recalled Due to Strangulation Death of a Child

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Emma D'Arpino1 year ago

A recall of 495,000 Roman Shades, Roll-Up Blinds, and Roller Blinds by Hanover Direct/Domestications has been issued as a result of the 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 and, as well being sold through catalogs nationwide from January 1996 to October 2009 (sold for between $20 and $579).


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