Two deaths were attributed to products from Lewis Hyman. The company recalled 4.2 million roll-up blinds, which were sold around the country from 1999 through 2003. The company is also recalling 600,000 Woolrich Roman shades, which were sold at Target from 2006 through 2008.
Check the blind for release clips. If the roll-up blind does not have release clips, consumers should stop using it immediately and contact Lewis Hyman for a free repair kit. The repair kits for the Roman shades will be available in September. For more information, contact Lewis Hyman toll-free at (877) 354-5457 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT daily, or visit the company's website
Another death was attributed to a product by Vertical Land. Consumers should contact Vertical Land to receive a free retrofit kit. For more information,
contact the company at (800) 423-8653 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
Pottery Barn Kids/Williams-Sonoma recalled 85,000 shades. The products sold at Pottery Barn Kids through 2007. Consumers can contact Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (800) 492-1949 anytime, or visit the company's website to receive a merchandise card for the purchase value.
IKEA recalled 120,000 blinds, sold from 2006 to 2008. Consumers can take the recalled Roman shades back to the retail store for a refund. For more information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the company's website
About 245,000 Lutron Shading Solutions roller shades were recalled. The shades were sold at specialty dealers and Expo Design Centers around the country from 2000 through April. Consumers should check if the blinds' tension device is attached to the cord, and installed into the wall or floor. If not attached, contact Lutron Electronics to receive a free repair kit. For more information, call Lutron at (866) 793-4270 anytime, or visit the company's website
About 163,000 thermal sailcloth Roman shades and matchstick bamboo shades from Victoria Classics are being recalled. The shades were sold at Target from September to June. Consumers can contact the company to receive a free repair kit. For more information, call (800) 583-9845 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET daily, or visit the company's website
Six Companies Recall More Than Four Million Blinds
Officials make the recall after three children were strangled on cords used to open and close the blinds.
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