SPECIAL OFFER: - Limited Time Only!
(The ad below will not display on your printed page)

Lowe's Roman Shades and Roll-up Blinds Recalled

Date:
December 1, 2010
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
Lowe's Home Centers, Inc.
The Danger:
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.
Description:
This recall involves about 6 million Roman shades and about 5 million roll-up blinds. 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.
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.
What To Do:
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. For more information, contact Lowe's at (800) 445-6937 anytime or visit www.lowes.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11054.html