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Lutron Electronics Recalls Roman Shades

  • 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)
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.
Remedy:
Refund
Replace
Recall Date:
November 24, 2015
Units:
About 240 in United States
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. 

Recall Details

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. 

Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported.

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
Recall number:
16-042
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