WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Basic Blindz® Window Blinds
Units: About 140,000
Importer: Springs Window Fashions LLC, of Middleton, Wis.
Hazard: The window blinds have a pull cord that is looped, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves two inch Natural Faux Wood Plantation Blinds sold under the Basic Blindz® brand. The blinds have a yellow steel top rail, also called the head rail, a cord tilter on the left side (to tilt the slats open or closed), and a double pull cord that meets at a cord connector and ends in a single cord on the right side (to raise and lower the blinds). Stickers inside the top rail state: "Springs Window Fashion LLC, Middleton, WI 53562," "Made in China," and "Manufacturing Date Code." Blinds with manufacturing date codes JX, JY, JZ, KO, KP, KQ, KR, KS, and KT are included in the recall.
The following item numbers are located on the window blind's packaging.
Sold at: Lowe's stores from March 2007 through July 2007 for between $24 and $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled window blinds and contact Springs Window Fashions to receive a free retrofit kit.