Hunter Douglas Recalls to Repair Custom Cellular and Pleated Window Coverings Due to Strangulation Hazard

Some breakaway cords stops have a single knot, preventing the cord stop from breaking away. A child can become entangled in the cord loop and strangle.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: November 21, 2012
Recall number: 13-707
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Standard cordlock top-down/bottom-up Duette and Applause honeycomb shades; standard cordlock top-down/bottom-up Hunter Douglas pleated shades; Hunter Douglas Brilliance Privacy View pleated shades and standard cordlock Duette and Applause Duolite shades

Hazard:

Some of the cords inside the breakaway cord stop were tied in a single knot which can prevent the cord stop from functioning as designed to break away. A child can become entangled in a cord loop and strangle.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Hunter Douglas at (800) 997-2389 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at http://www.hunterdouglas.com/connector

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Recall Details

Units

About 4,400 shades

Description

This recall involves custom-made cellular and pleated window coverings, sold in various colors and featuring a breakaway cord stop. These honeycomb and pleated shades have a top-down and bottom-up function allowing for the raising and lowering of the shades from the top down or from the bottom up. The Hunter Douglas logo is printed on the tassels on the single cords that descend from the breakaway cord stop.

Incidents/Injuries

None

Remedy

CPSC urges consumers to check their window coverings to see if the cords inside the breakaway cord stop are tied in a single knot. The breakaway cord stop is the plastic device that attaches two cords from the end of the blind to a single cord used to adjust the blind. Blinds have adjustment cords on both ends of the head rail with a cord stop on each. If there is a knot in the two cords inside the cord stop, stop using these window coverings and contact Hunter Douglas for a free repair kit with instructions on untying the knot. Hunter Douglas will also be contacting consumers to provide repair kits.

Sold at

Hunter Douglas dealers nationwide from January 2011 through August 2012. Custom shade prices vary widely based on size, style and dealer. Retail prices for these recalled shades range from $240 up.

Manufacturer

Hunter Douglas Fabrication Co., of West Sacramento, Calif.

Manufactured in

United States

Note

In homes where children live or visit, examine all shades and blinds to make sure there are not accessible cords on the front, side or back of the product. CPSC recommends the use of cordless window coverings in these homes.

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