Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair of Roman Shades by Airtex Designs Group

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–December 15, 2009.  The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Roman Shades “Weren’t Built in a Day”

Units: About 2,000 units

Importer: Airtex Design Group Inc., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Retailer: The Land of Nod, of Northbrook, Ill.

Hazard: Strangulation can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves all Roman shades sold by The Land of Nod. The 100% cotton shades with black-out lining were sold in solid blue chambray or in beige with pink, blue or green stripes and measure 36 inches or 48 inches wide by 63 inches long. A label sewn on the lower right back of the shade states “The Land of Nod” and “Made in China.”

Sold exclusively at: The Land of Nod stores in Illinois and Washington state, its catalog and Web site from February 2007 through August 2009 for between $109 and $129.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these Roman shades. The Land of Nod will be sending free repair kits to all known consumers.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Land of Nod at (800) 933-9904 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at, or send an e-mail to [email protected]

Note: Examine all shades and blinds in your home. Make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product. CPSC recommends the use of cordless window coverings in all homes where children live or visit.