Green Mountain Vista on Thursday added its name to the long list of manufacturers and retailers joining the voluntary recall announced in December 2009 of all Roman shades and roll-up blinds.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall of about 200,000 of the shades from the Williston, Vt., company.
It said a child could be strangled by the exposed inner cord. No injuries have been reported for this product.
The shades have a small sewn-on label on the back side of the shade with RN#107875 and were sold at specialty home textile retail shops and mail order companies nationwide from September 2004 through August 2010 for between $40 and $120.
They were made in China
Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the shades and contact the Window Covering Safety Council for a free repair kit at 800-506-4636 or visit www.windowcoverings.org
For more information, call Green Mountain Vista at 800-639-1728 or visit www.gmvista.com
The commission a check of all shades and blinds in homes where children live or visit. Make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side or back of the product. It recommends using cordless window coverings in all homes where children might be.