RECALL: Window Blinds Sold Exclusively at Lowe's Stores Recalled for Repair by Springs Window Fashions Due to Strangulation Hazard

NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2007 Release #07-262
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 305-8652 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Window Blinds Sold Exclusively at Lowe's Stores Recalled for Repair by Springs Window Fashions Due to Strangulation Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today 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.
Item # (SWF) / Item # (Lowe's) / Description 75-4270-27 / 251072 / Basic Blindz® 23x64 Faux Wood - Natural 75-4271-27 / 251075 / Basic Blindz® 27x64 Faux Wood - Natural 75-4272-27 / 251078 / Basic Blindz® 29x64 Faux Wood - Natural 75-4273-27 / 251080 / Basic Blindz® 30x64 Faux Wood - Natural 75-4274-27 / 251083 / Basic Blindz® 31x64 Faux Wood - Natural 75-4275-27 / 251085 / Basic Blindz® 32x64 Faux Wood - Natural 75-4276-27 / 251088 / Basic Blindz® 34x64 Faux Wood - Natural 75-4277-27 / 251090 / Basic Blindz® 35x64 Faux Wood - Natural 75-4278-27 / 251093 / Basic Blindz® 36x64 Faux Wood - Natural 75-4290-27 / 253063 / Basic Blindz® 34x72 Faux Wood - Natural 75-4291-27 / 253064 / Basic Blindz® 35x72 Faux Wood - Natural
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.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Springs Window Fashions toll-free at (866) 305-8652 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.springswindowfashions.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07262.html
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