Insolroll Recalls Roller Shades with Solar and Rechargeable Motors Due to Fire Hazard

The motor of these roller shades has a built-in lithium battery that can overheat while being charged.

Recall date: Tháng Năm 22, 2013
Recall number: 13-197
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  • Insolroll motorized shade

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    Insolroll motorized shade

  • Insolroll wall switch and remote transmitter

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    Insolroll wall switch and remote transmitter

  • Insolroll solar panel battery charger

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    Insolroll solar panel battery charger

  • Insolroll plug-in battery charger

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    Insolroll plug-in battery charger

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Insolroll Solar Powered and Rechargeable Motor Roller Shades

Hazard:

The motor of these roller shades has a built-in lithium battery that can overheat while being charged, posing a fire risk.

Consumer Contact:

Insolroll at (800) 447-5534 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.Insolroll.com and click the Product Recall button for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 1,500

Description

The recall includes Insolroll roller shades available with a solar powered motor (model #IN-SOL-R) or rechargeable motor (model #IN-RCG-R). The model numbers are printed on the body of the motor located inside the roller tube. These rechargeable motors on Insolroll interior solar screen and blackout shades have built-in lithium ion batteries that are used with a solar panel charger or plug-in charger. The 18-inch width by 1-5/16-inch high solar panel charger is white on the interior side and black toward the exterior. The plug-in charger is black and measures about 3-inches high by 1-5/8 inch wide by 1-1/16 inch deep with a 13-foot cord. The motors raise and lower the shades controlled by a hand-held remote control or surface-mounted wall switch. The manufacturer’s name is printed on a sticker on the roller tube that can be seen by taking down the shade and removing the fabric completely.

Incidents/Injuries

Insolroll has received one report of the motor on the shade overheating and creating a fire. No injuries have been reported.  

Remedy

Consumers should immediately unplug the solar panel charger or unplug the plug-in charger and contact your Insolroll dealer to receive a free replacement motor and installation instructions. If dealer unknown, contact Insolroll for a list of dealers. 

Sold at

Insolroll independent window covering installer retailers nationwide from June 2012 through March 2013 for between $400 and $700 per window shade. 

Manufacturer

Insolroll Window Shading Systems, of Louisville, Colo. 

Manufactured in

United States

  • Insolroll motorized shade

  • Insolroll wall switch and remote transmitter

  • Insolroll solar panel battery charger

  • Insolroll plug-in battery charger