Lutron Electronics Roller Shade Recall [US & Canada]

Canada FlagUS FlagUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Lutron Electronics Roller Shade Recall [US & Canada]Lutron Electronics recalls an estimated 35,000 Roller Shades due to impact hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/ZHPHK; HCSC: http://ht.ly/ZHPKl

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Lutron-Electronics-Recalls-Roller-Shades/

Direct Canada link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/56876r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves custom-ordered made-to-measure Serena and Sivoia QS Triathlon roller shades with the following model numbers:

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Insolroll Roller Shade Recall [US]

United States FlagUS/Washington: Insolroll recalls some Roller Shades with Solar and Rechargeable Motors due to fire hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/ln3j7

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Insolroll-Recalls-Roller-Shades-with-Solar-and-Rechargeable-Motors/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall includes some Insolroll Roller Shades available with a solar powered motor (model #IN-SOL-R) or rechargeable motor (model #IN-RCG-R). The model numbers are printed on the body of the motor located inside the roller tube. These rechargeable motors on Insolroll interior solar screen and blackout shades have built-in lithium ion batteries that are used with a solar panel charger or plug-in charger.

The 18-inch width by 1-5/16-inch high solar panel charger is white on the interior side and black toward the exterior. The plug-in charger is black and measures about 3-inches high by 1-5/8 inch wide by 1-1/16 inch deep with a 13-foot cord. The motors raise and lower the shades controlled by a hand-held remote control or surface-mounted wall switch. The manufacturer’s name is printed on a sticker on the roller tube that can be seen by taking down the shade and removing the fabric completely.

According to the CPSC, the motor of these Roller Shades has a built-in lithium battery that can overheat while being charged, posing a fire risk. Insolroll has received one report of the motor on the shade overheating and creating a fire. No injuries have been reported.

CPSC recall number: 13-197
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2030
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Blind Clearance Window Shade, Blind Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Blind Clearance Center recalls various Roller Shades, Vertical Blinds for Windows due to strangulation hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/kuomL

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26861r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports its sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled Roller Shades and Vertical Blinds pose a strangulation hazard by having exposed looped operating cords. Young children may pull looped cords around their neck, posing a strangulation hazard.

Health Canada has published a valuable information sheet about the strangulation hazards associated with some Window Blinds and Curtains. You can see it here: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/kids-enfants/sleep-sommeil/curtain_cord-cordons_rideaux-eng.php

HCSC recall number: RA-26861
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1905
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