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Units: About 4,400 shades

Manufacturer: Hunter Douglas Fabrication Co., of West Sacramento, Calif.

Hazard: A child can become entangled in the cords and strangle.

Description: Standard cord lock top-down/bottom-up Duette and Applause honeycomb shades; standard cord lock top-down/bottom-up Hunter Douglas pleated shades; Hunter Douglas Brilliance Privacy View pleated shades, and standard cord lock Duette and Applause Duolite shades. The custom-made cellular and pleated window coverings, sold in various colors, feature a breakaway cord stop. Honeycomb and pleated shades can be raised and lowered from the top down or the bottom up. The Hunter Douglas logo is printed on the tassels on the single cords that descend from the breakaway cord stop.

Sold by: Hunter Douglas dealers nationwide from January 2011 through August 2012. Custom shade prices vary based on size, style and dealer.

Remedy: Check window coverings to see if the cords inside the breakaway cord stop are tied in a single knot. The breakaway cord stop is the plastic device that attaches two cords from the end of the blind to a single cord used to adjust the blind. Blinds have adjustment cords on both ends of the head rail with a cord stop on each. If there is a knot in the two cords inside the cord stop, stop using these window coverings and contact Hunter Douglas for a free repair kit with instructions on untying the knot.

Contact: Call 800-997-2389 or visit