Smith+Noble Recalls Roman and Roller Shades

Smith+Noble Addresses Window Covering Safety

This recall involves all custom made-to-order Roman shades and roller shades that do not have a tension device attached to the continuous loop cord. Brand names include Smith+Noble and Christopher Lowell by Smith+Noble, Jessitt Gold, Shop Blinds and Window Elements.

With Roman shades, strangulations can occur when a child places his/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/her neck. With roller shades, strangulation can occur if the shade's continuous loop cord is not attached to the wall with the tension device provided and a child's neck becomes entangled in the free-standing loop.

You should immediately stop using the Roman shades and contact the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) for a free repair kit at (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit You should immediately check your roller shades to make sure the tension device provided is attached to the continuous loop cord and installed into the wall.  If not attached, you should immediately attach the tension device securely to the wall.  If you no longer have the tension device, you should immediately stop using the roller shades and contact WCSC to receive a free replacement tension device.

For additional information, contact Smith+Noble at (877) 228-7683 Monday - Friday 6 AM - 6 PM PST, Saturday and Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST , or visit Smith+Noble's website at