About 59k Lithium Batteries Sold with Motorized Window Coverings recalled due to fire, burn hazards

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Middleton, WI, United States (4E) – About 59,100 units of Lithium Batteries Sold with Motorized Window Coverings have been recalled by Springs Window Fashions because the lithium batteries that power the motorized window coverings can overheat, leak or discharge, posing fire and burn hazards.

This recall involves custom motorized window coverings that were sold with Zeus brand AA lithium batteries. Window coverings with batteries included in this recall were sold under the Bali, Graber, and Signature Series brands, and as private labeled products of Blinds Galore and JCP Home.

The custom window coverings include cellular, roller, Roman (fabric and natural shades), pleated, sheer and layered shades, and wood blinds. Only Zeus brand AA lithium batteries are included in this recall.

Springs Window Fashions has received four reports that the batteries overheated, leaked or discharged, including one report of a minor burn.

Consumers are advised to stop using and remove the Zeus brand batteries from the window coverings. Springs Window Fashions will ship batteries and instructions directly to consumers.

The recalled products were sold at Budget Blinds, Gotcha Covered, Home Depot, Lowe’s, JC Penney, Menards and independent Graber dealers nationwide and online at Blinds.com from Dec. 2015 through Nov. 2016 for between $250 and $1,000.

Consumers may contact Springs Window Fashions at 800-221-6352 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at motorization.support@springswindowfashions.com or online at www.SpringsWindowFashions.com and click on “Product Recall Information” for more information.

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