Lowes recalls roll-up blinds and Roman shades due to strangulation hazard

Lowe’s Stores in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of approximately 11 million Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds as they pose a strangulation hazard to small children.

The CPSC had two reports of incidents of children who became entangled in an exposed cord on the back side of Roman shades. It was determined that the cords could pose a strangulation hazard to young children if the free-standing loop becomes wrapped around a child’s neck.

Lowes HIW, Inc., of Tukwila, Washington, has 37 stores in Washington state with most of them located in Western Washington including in Auburn, Bellevue, Federal Way, Issaquah, Everett, Lynnwood, Olympia and Seattle.

The recall involves all styles and sizes of Roman shades and roll-up blinds sold by Lowe’s between 1999 and June of 2010. Lowe’s is providing consumers with repair kits.

Consumers should stop using the recalled Roman shades and roll-up blinds immediately and contact the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) for free repair kits at (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit www.windowcoverings.org.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We are a personal injury law firm and we represent clients who have been seriously injured due to defective or dangerous products. Washington state has a Products Liability Act which allows injured persons to obtain civil justice.

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