Window Shade Recall: Do You Have Them?

The Shade Store will recall approximately 45,000 Roman shades. The recall stems from concerns that a child could be strangled if they place their neck between the exposed inner cord and fabric on the backside of the blind.

Do you have these blinds? It is hard to say. These are custom-made Roman shades made out of fabric and of woven wood that do not have any permanent markings.

Consumers are being told to call the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) for a free repair kit toll-free at (800) 506-4636. For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact The Shade Store toll-free at (800) 754-1455 or by e-mail at help@theshadestore.com. Why can’t you go to their website for information? I don’t know. And I find that a little creepy.

Dear Shade Manufacturers:

We love what you guys do. We can’t have the sun coming in and blinding us. I’m particularly grateful during the summer when the sun is coming in early. You are only slightly less important to me than the fork.

But, it is not 1974 anymore. We are still stupid. But we are not that stupid. Please figure out how to make a safe blind.

Thanks.

Your Fellow Americans