Recall: Luminette privacy sheer blinds
On 2018-02-01, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Luminette privacy sheer blinds due to a potential Strangulation hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2017 for about $1250 to $2000.
About 600 units are involved in this blinds recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Blinds, Shades & Cords category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 29 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The cord restraints on the combination wand/cord of the sheer blinds can break, posing a strangulation hazard to children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves custom-made Luminette privacy sheer blinds and other branded and generic sheer blinds listed below with the combination wand cord sold in white. The Hunter Douglas logo is printed on the end of the wand of the Luminette brand sheer blinds. The alternative brand and generic sheers do not have a logo. The cord/wand is unique to this product.
The product was also sold under the following other brands and names:
These items were sold new+ at Budget Blinds, Hunter Douglas dealers, JC Penney and Lowes stores nationwide from January 2017 through March 2017 for between $1,250 and $2,000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sheer blinds and contact Hunter Douglas for a free repair kit. Hunter Douglas is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Hunter Douglas at 800-997-2389 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.hunterdouglas.com and click on Child Safety at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 11 reports of broken or cracked cord restraints. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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