MSNBC has a story this morning about 5.5 million window coverings that are being recalled. You can read the full story here. This recall is effective immediately.
The following businesses are participating in this recall: Pottery Barn Kids; IKEA; Vertical Land, Inc.; Lewis Hyman, Inc.; Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.; and Victoria Classics. Victoria Classics Roman shades and many of Lewis Hyman's window shades were sold exclusively at Target stores.
The Window Coverings Safety Council sponsors October as Window Coverings Safety Month, which I would normally post about at the end of September. Given this recent news and recall this post is coming early.
In the event you do not know if your window coverings are among those being recalled, you can click on the left side tab for a free retro kit.