The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced recalls of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. For a complete list of recalled products, visit www.cpsc.gov.
Units: About 6 million Roman shades and about 5 million roll-up blinds
Retailer: Lowe’s has added its name to the retailers joining the voluntary recall announced in December 2009 of all Roman shades and roll-up blinds (www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10077.html)
Hazard: The cords and loops pose a strangulation risk to children.
Description: All styles and sizes of Roman shades and roll-up blinds sold by Lowe’s are recalled except Roman shades with repair kits and roll-up blinds with release clips.
Sold at: Lowe’s stores, other retail stores and at www.lowes.com from 1999 to June 2010 (Roman shades) and from 1999 to January 2005 (roll-up blinds) for $10 to $1,800.
Remedy: Contact the Window Covering Safety Council for free repair kits at 800-506-4636 or www.windowcoverings.org.
Contact: Call 800-445-6937 or visit www.lowes.com.