Lutron Electronics Recalls Roman Shades Due to Strangulation Hazard

Nov 24, 2015, 13:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Lutron-Electronics-Recalls-Roman-Shades

Recall Summary

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

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

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

Units: About 240 in United States

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.

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: Lutron Electronics Co. Inc., of Coopersburg, Pa.

Manufactured in: United States

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