Wal-Mart stores are recalling roman window shades because they pose a safety risk to children, according to news reports .
The recalled item includes the "my home make-it-yourself" Roman shade kits made by Wm. Wright Co. of Antioch, Tenn., sold at Wal-Mart Stores, Jo-Ann Stores and other specialty textile and variety retail shops nationwide from December 2007 through June 2011. Approximately 48,000 items are involved in the recall.
"The window coverings pose a safety risk to children," according to news reports. "Strangulation can occur when a child places his or her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the shade, or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his or her neck."
Thankfully, no accidents have been reported as a result of this faulty product.
As a Charleston personal injury lawyer , I urge consumers to stop using the recalled products and contact Wm. Wright toll-free at 800-545-5740 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday or visit its website at www.simplicity.com .The blinds should be taken down, especially if small children live at or visit the home where the blinds are installed, to prevent any more personal injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in Charleston.