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.

Lowe's Stores Recall to Repair Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds; Two Near Strangulations Involved Young Children

Roman Shade and Roll-Up Blinds: Strangulation's can occur.

Recall date: December 01, 2010
Recall number: 11-054
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Roman shades and roll-up blinds

Hazard:

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 blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. Roll-Up Blinds: Strangulations can occur if the lifting loop slides off the side of the blind and a child's neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop or if a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Lowe's at (800) 445-6937 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.lowes.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 6 million Roman shades and about 5 million roll-up blinds

Description

This recall involves all styles and sizes of Roman shades and roll-up blinds sold by Lowe's. Roman shades with repair kits and roll-up blinds with release clips right below the head rail on the backside of the blind are not included in this recall (see pictures below).

Incidents/Injuries

CPSC is aware of two incidents of children that became entangled in the exposed cord found on the backside of Roman shades while looking out of windows. In November 2009, a 2-year-old boy from Arvada, Colorado was found with the inner cord wrapped around his arm and neck. In July 2010, a 4-year-old boy from Lexington, South Carolina suffered a rope burn to his neck after becoming entangled in the cord of a Roman shade. No incidents have been reported related to roll-up blinds.

Remedy

Consumers should stop using the recalled Roman shades and roll-up blinds immediately and contact the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) for free repair kits at (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit www.windowcoverings.org

Sold at

Lowe's stores, other retail stores and at www.lowes.com since at least 1999 through June 2010 (Roman shades) and between at least 1999 and January 2005 (roll-up blinds) for between $10 and $1,800.

Manufactured in

China, United States, Mexico and Taiwan

Retailer

Lowe's Home Centers, Inc., of Wilkesboro, N. C. and Lowe's HIW, Inc., of Tukwila, Wash. (Lowe's Stores)

  • Roll up blind hazard

  • Roll-up blind with release clips\nNOT INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL

  • Roll-up blind without release clips\nINCLUDED IN THIS RECALL

  • Roll-up blind without release clips INCLUDED IN THIS RECAL

  • Roll-up blind with release clips NOT INCLUDED IN THIS RECAL

  • ROMAN SHADES

  • Hazard

  • Roman Shades with repair kit are not included in this recall