Hunter Douglas Recalls Window Coverings Due to Strangulation Hazard
Hunter Douglas Fabrication Co. is recalling approximately 4,400 custom cellular and pleated window coverings due to risk of child strangulation.
The Hunter Douglas products included in this recall are its standard cordlock top-down/bottom-up Duette and Applause honeycomb shades, its standard cordlock top-down/bottom-up pleated shades, its Brilliance Privacy View pleated shades, and its standard cordlock Duette and Applause Duolite shades.
Some of the cords inside the breakaway cord stop were tied in a single knot which can prevent the cord stop from functioning as designed to break away. A child can become entangled in a cord loop and strangle.
This recalled window coverings were sold in various colors at Hunter Douglas dealers nationwide from January 2011 through August 2012. The Hunter Douglas logo is also printed on the tassels on the single cords that descend from the breakaway cord stop.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to check their window coverings to see if the cords inside the breakaway cord stop are tied in a single knot. The breakaway cord stop is the plastic device that attaches two cords from the end of the blind to a single cord used to adjust the blind.
Blinds have adjustment cords on both ends of the head rail with a cord stop on each. If there is a knot in the two cords inside the cord stop, stop using these window coverings and contact Hunter Douglas for a free repair kit with instructions on untying the knot. Hunter Douglas will also be contacting consumers to provide repair kits.
For additional information, call Hunter Douglas toll-free at 800-997-2389.