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Lowe's Recalls 11 Million Blinds on Strangling Hazard

Lowe's Recalls 11 Million Blinds on Strangling Hazard

Bloomberg News (12/1, Plungis) reported that Lowe's has joined a December 2009 CPSC recall "that covered more than 50 million Roman and roll-up blinds, because of strangulation hazards, the agency said." The expanded recall covers 11 million Lowe's blinds. CPSA said the expansion became necessary after "two near-strangulations." According to the agency, "Lowe's...will recall all brands it sells of the two types of window coverings, totaling about 6 million Roman shades and 5 million roll-up blinds. Consumers should stop using the products immediately and obtain free repair kits." Lowe's spokeswoman Karen Cobb spun the recall positively, saying, "This is not something Lowe's had to do, it's something Lowe's chose to do. We wanted to make sure customers are inspecting window coverings in their homes. This is another way of adding awareness."