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

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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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.     

Remedy:  Replace

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.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Insolroll-Recalls-Roller-Shades-With-Solar-And-Rechargeable-Motors/ 

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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



RELATED LINKS
http://www.cpsc.gov
http://insolroll.com

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