Recall: Motorized window coverings with lithium batteries
On 2017-05-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Motorized window coverings with lithium batteries due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2015 for about $250 to $1000.
About 60,000 units are involved in this Springs Window Fashions batteries recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Batteries & Chargers (Universal) category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 600,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The lithium batteries that power the motorized window coverings can overheat, leak or discharge, posing fire and burn hazards.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves custom motorized window coverings that were sold with Zeus brand AA lithium batteries. Window coverings with batteries included in this recall were sold under the Bali, Graber, and Signature Series brands, and as private labeled products of Blinds Galore and JCP Home. The custom window coverings include cellular, roller, Roman (fabric and natural shades), pleated, sheer and layered shades, and wood blinds. Only Zeus brand AA lithium batteries are included in this recall.
These items were sold new+ at Budget Blinds, Gotcha Covered, Home Depot, Lowe's, JC Penney, Menards and independent Graber dealers nationwide, and online at Blinds.com from December 2015 through November 2016 for between $250 and $1,000.
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 and remove the Zeus brand batteries from the window coverings. Springs Window Fashions will ship batteries and instructions directly to consumers. Consumers can contact Springs Window Fashions for additional information.
Springs Window Fashions at 800-221-6352 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at www.SpringsWindowFashions.com and click on "Product Recall Information" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Springs Window Fashions has received four reports that the batteries overheated, leaked or discharged, including one report of a minor burn.
+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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