Hunter Douglas Recalls Privacy Sheer Blinds That Pose a Strangulation Hazard to Children

The cord restraints on the combination wand/cord of the affected blinds can break

Hunter Douglas Recalls Privacy Sheer Blinds That Pose a Strangulation Hazard to Children
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February 5, 2018

Hunter Douglas has announced an urgent recall affecting privacy sheer blinds sold under various brand names.

The cord restraints on the combination wand/cord of the blinds can break, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.

Recall Details

This recall involves custom-made Hunter Douglas Luminette privacy sheer blinds that were also sold under other brand names (listed below). The affected blinds—sold in white—have a combination wand/cord, which is unique to this product. The Hunter Douglas logo is printed on the end of the wand of the Luminette brand blinds. The alternative brand blinds do not have a logo.

Other Impacted Brands

In addition to Hunter Douglas Luminette, the recalled blinds were sold under the following other brands:

  • Allen + Roth Vertical Sheers
  • Alta Shadings
  • Budget Blinds Enlightened Style Shadings
  • Comfortex Vertical Sheer Shadings
  • Luxaflex
  • MyBlinds Shadings
  • Smith & Noble
  • Vertical Sheer Shadings by Turnils, Unique Wholesale, United Supply, Century, Oxford House, or Matisse
  • Vista Shadings

Where were the blinds sold?

The affected blinds were sold at Budget Blinds, Hunter Douglas dealers, JC Penney, and Lowe's Home Improvement stores nationwide from January 2017 through March 2017 for between $1,250 and $2,000.

Hunter Douglas says that it has received 11 reports of broken or cracked cord restraints. No injuries have been reported, to date.

What should consumers do?

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.

For further details about this recall, contact Hunter Douglas at (800) 997-2389.