Roll-up Blinds Recalled

Date:
December 15, 2009
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
Lotus & Windoware Inc.
The Danger:
Strangulations can occur if the lifting loop slides off the side of the blind and a child's neck becomes entangled on the freestanding loop or if a child places his or her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material.
Description:
This recall involves about 250,000 roll-up blinds without release clips. The roll-up blinds have plastic, 1/4" oval-shaped slats and measure either 48" or 72" long. The blinds were sold with two warning hang tags indicating ways to avoid strangulation.
Sold At:
Ace Hardware and Big Lots stores nationwide from January 1999 through April 2009 for between $6 and $20.
What To Do:
Immediately check the backside of the roll-up blinds to determine if they have release clips. If the roll-up blind does not have release clips, stop using the blinds immediately and contact the Window Covering Safety Council for a free repair kit. For more information, contact the Window Covering Safety Council at (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit www.windowcoverings.org.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10069.html

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