Lutron Electronics Recalls Roman Shades Due to Strangulation Hazard

Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed ribbon (hobble tape) and the fabric on the backside of the shade or when a child pulls the tape out and wraps it around his/her neck.

Recall date: November 24, 2015
Recall number: 16-042
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  • Strangulations can occur between the exposed “hobble tape” (ribbon) and the fabric on the backside of the shade.

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    Strangulations can occur between the exposed “hobble tape” (ribbon) and the fabric on the backside of the shade.

  • Label location. Consumers should contact Lutron Electronics if the label cannot be located.

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    Label location. Consumers should contact Lutron Electronics if the label cannot be located.

  • Example of recalled hobble-style Roman shade (front)

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    Example of recalled hobble-style Roman shade (front)

  • Example of recalled hobble-style Roman shade (back)

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    Example of recalled hobble-style Roman shade (back)

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Roman shades

Hazard:

Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed ribbon (hobble tape) and the fabric on the backside of the shade or when a child pulls the tape out and wraps it around his/her neck.

Consumer Contact:

Lutron Electronics toll-free at 844-478-2033 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.lutron.com and click on Important Safety Notice. 

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 240 in United States

Description

This recall involves hobbled-style, motorized or manual, custom-made Roman shades. They were made out of fabric mounted on a metal frame, manufactured between December 17, 2009 and July 23, 2015. Each shade has two to six vertical mesh lift bands that are 8 inches wide, secured by lift band clamps at the bottom of the shade, and a 1-inch wide vertical hobble tape running the length of the shade. Lutron Electronics Inc. and the manufacture date appear on a white label on the shade tube at the top of the shade; which can be located when the shade is fully extended. Consumers should contact Lutron Electronics if the label cannot be located. 

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Roman shades and contact Lutron Electronics for a full refund or a free replacement shade. 

Sold at

54 Electric (formerly, Pfeiffer Electric), Bekins, Burgin Drapery Workroom, Don Fillers & Associates (DFA), Rosenburg Power Window Treatments and other residential window shading dealers from December 2009 through July 2015 for between $675 and $8,000.

Manufacturer(s)

Lutron Electronics Co. Inc., of Coopersburg, Pa.

Manufactured in

United States

  • Strangulations can occur between the exposed “hobble tape” (ribbon) and the fabric on the backside of the shade.

  • Label location. Consumers should contact Lutron Electronics if the label cannot be located.

  • Example of recalled hobble-style Roman shade (front)

  • Example of recalled hobble-style Roman shade (back)