Posted on Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 7:34 am
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in conjunction with Lutron Electrons, has today announced a voluntary recall of all Lutron Roman shades. The recall has been announced in response to concerns that the shades pose a safety hazard to children due to potential strangulation. The recall applies to around 5,000 units sold.
Strangulation is possible when a child places his or her neck in between the inner cord and the back of the shades, or if a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his or her neck. Should a free-standing cord loop be left loose on a manual Roman shade, a child could suffer strangulation as well.
Consumers should immediately cease use of the shades and contact their local Lutron Electronics dealer to facilitate the replacement or repair of their shades.
If you have been affected by a faulty product, or for more information on product defects and product liability claims, contact the New Jersey product defect attorneys of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. at 800-346-5529 today.