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Roman Shades Recalled for Strangulation Hazard

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

About 240 Roman shades have been recalled by Lutron Electronics due to a potential strangulation hazard they pose to the children of consumers.

About the Roman Shades Recall

According the Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC), the Roman shades have been recalled because strangulations can occur if or when a child places his or her neck through the exposed hobble tape (exposed ribbon) and the backside of the shade, and also when the child takes the hobble tape out and wraps the tape around his or her neck.

Description of the Roman Shades

  • The Roman shades are hobbled-style, either motorized or manual, and are custom made.
  • The shades are made with fabric that is mounted on a metal frame and were manufactured between December 17, 2009 and July 23, 2015.
  • The shades have anywhere from two to six vertical mesh lift bands that are 8 inches wide each.
  • There is a 1-inch wide piece of hobble tape running the vertical length of the shade.
  • The manufacturing date for the shades are located on a white label on the shade tube at the top of the shade that can be located when the shades are fully extended. If consumers are unable to locate the manufacturing date of the shade, they are urged to contact Lutron Electronics.

The shades were manufactured by Lutron Electronics Co. Inc., of Coopersburg, Pennsylvania and were manufactured in the United States.

So far, no injuries have been reported, however, consumers are urged to immediately stop using the recalled Roman shades and to contact Lutron Electronics for either a full refund or to have the shade replaced at no cost to the consumer.


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