Recall: Carra Imports Window Shades
On 2015-11-03, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Carra Imports Window Shades due to a potential Strangling and Suffocation hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2014 for about $35 to $775.
About 60,000 units are involved in this Carra Imports shades recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 2nd recall of products in the Blinds, Shades & Cords category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 29 million product units.
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What is the problem?
Cellular, Roller and Soft Horizontal Shades: Strangulation can occur when the shade's continuous loop pull cord or bead chain is not attached to the wall with a tension device and a child's neck becomes entangled in the free-standing loop.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves custom made-to-order cellular, roller, soft horizontal and Roman style solar shades. The shades were sold in a variety of custom sizes and colors. The shades do not have any identifying labels or markings on the products.
These items were sold new+ at Online and by phone orders at Blinds.com, Blinds Century (aka American Blinds) , Blinds Wholesale, HomeCraft, Home Depot, JustBlinds.com, Nobrainer Blinds, Office Depot, Rugs Direct BFC, Steve's Blinds, Wayfair and Window World Blinds for between $35 and $775. The cellular shades were sold from August 2014 through February 2015. The roller shades were sold from September 2010 through September 2013. The soft horizontal shades were sold from July 2010 through March 2012. The Roman shades were sold from September 2010 through July 2013.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled window shades and contact Carra for a free repair kit. If the recalled cellular, roller and soft horizontal shades do not have hold down devices installed, contact Carra Imports to receive a repair kit which includes a hold down device and instructions to install it. The repair kit for the Roman shades includes instructions to remove the pull cords and to install metal rings to raise and lower the shades to remove the hazard. Carra is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled window shades.
Carra Imports at 800-845-8637 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.carrablindsandshades.com and see the recall on the home page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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