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Insolroll Roller Shades Recalled

Date:
May 22, 2013
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
Insolroll Window Shading Systems
The Danger:
The motor of these roller shades has a built-in lithium battery that can overheat while being charged, posing a fire risk. Insolroll has received one report of the motor on the shade overheating and creating a fire. No injuries have been reported.
Description:
The recall includes about 1,500 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.
Sold At:
Insolroll independent window covering installer retailers nationwide from June 2012 through March 2013 for between $400 and $700 per window shade.
What To Do:
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. Contact the company toll-free at (800) 447-5534, or visit insolroll.com and click the Product Recall button for more information.
For More Information:
cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Insolroll-Recalls-Roller-Shades-with-Solar-and-Rechargeable-Motors/