Important Safety Information
On December 15, 2009 the Consumer Product Safety Council (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall to repair for all Roman Style Shades
with accessible cords on the rear of the shade. This recall also included Roll-up Shades which Springs Window Fashions does
(not available from SWF)
This voluntary "recall to repair" is intended to raise awareness about the potential hazards to young children caused by cord
loops specific to Roman style and Roll-up Shades. Springs Window Fashions products comply with all applicable industry safety standards
and all Roman Shades now ship with a retrofit kit. Springs Window Fashions has been directly involved in the development of the
Voluntary Corrective Action Plan and remains proactive in it's approach to product safety.
Safety is Our Primary Concern!
Repair or Replace Pre-2001 Window Treatments
How safe are the window treatments in your home? As of 2001, the entire window coverings industry has improved the safety of blinds and shades by adding these enhancements to all products:
- Tension pulleys and tie-down devices in all continuous-loop pull cords
- Tassel ends on lift cords
- Cord stops on horizontal blind lift cords that prevent user from pulling internal cords through the slats
- For a free retrofit kit, contact the Window Coverings Safety Council via the web at www.windowcoverings.org or by phone at 1-800-506-4636.
Make The Right Choice!
The Window Covering Safety Council urges parents and caregivers to check all windowed areas of the home for potential window cord hazards by following these important cord safety rules:
- Install only cordless window coverings in young children's bedrooms and sleeping areas. Replace window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with today's safer products.
- Repair window blinds, corded shades and draperies manufactured before 2001 with retrofit cord repair devices or replace them with products made to the current safety standards.
- Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords, preferably to another wall.
- Keep all window pull cords and inner lift cords out of the reach of children. Make sure that tasseled pull cords are short and continuous-loop cords are permanently anchored to the floor or wall. Make sure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit movement of inner lift cords.
- Lock cords into position whenever horizontal blinds or shades are lowered, including when they come to rest on a window sill.
Springs Window Fashions' Safety Features
To find out about safety features on Springs Window Fashions blinds and shades, visit: