Green Mountain Vista Inc recalls Roman shades

first_imgGreen Mountain Vista Inc of Williston has added its name to the manufacturers and retailers joining the voluntary recall announced in December 2009 of ALL Roman shades and roll-up blinds.The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the Green Mountain Vista, announced the voluntary recall of the Roman shades. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.Name of Product: Roman shadesUnits: About 200,000Manufacturer: Green Mountain Vista, Inc. of Williston, Vt.Hazard: 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.Incidents/Injuries: None reported.Description: This recall involves all Green Mountain Vista Roman shades. These shades have a small sewn-on label on the back side of the shade with RN#107875.Sold at: Specialty home textile retail shops and mail order companies nationwide from September 2004 through August 2010 for between $40 and $120.Manufactured in: ChinaRemedy: Consumers 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 www.windowcoverings.org(link is external)Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Green Mountain Vista at (800) 639-1728 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.gmvista.com(link is external)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.Source: US Consumer Product Safety Commission. www.cpsc.gov(link is external).last_img read more

Report Finds Major Banks Out of Step With Changing Energy Markets

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Pilita Clark for the Financial Times:Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan Chase have delivered billions of dollars in financing for coal, oil and gas companies that is “deeply at odds” with the goals of the Paris climate change accord, a new study claims.The banks rank among the top North American and European private sector backers of coal mines, coal power plants and costly oil and gas ventures over the past three years, according to the report by environmental campaign groups, the US Sierra Club, the Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack and Oil Change International.Deutsche Bank was the top financer of big coal miners, delivering nearly $7bn between 2013 and 2015, according to the study’s assessment of publicly available financial filings.Citigroup was calculated to have supplied $24bn for large coal power plant operators, making it the largest supporter in this category.JPMorgan Chase was ranked the largest financer of so-called “extreme oil”, financing an estimated $38bn for the biggest owners of untapped reserves in ultra-deep offshore fields, the Arctic or tar sands.Dozens of other large banks named in the study have also “engaged in fossil fuel financing practices that are deeply at odds with the global climate agreement” that nearly 200 countries reached at the December COP21 meeting in Paris, the report says.Full article ($): Citi, Deutsche and JPMorgan censured for backing fossil fuel Report Finds Major Banks Out of Step With Changing Energy Marketslast_img read more