|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 739-4120
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Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Recalls Roll-Up Blinds due to Risk of Strangulation
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores has added its name to the retailers joining the voluntary recall announced in December 2009 of ALL Roman shades and roll-up blinds.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Bamboo Roll-up blinds with valance
Units: About 1,800
Distributor: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, of Hudson, Ohio
Hazard: Strangulation can occur when the lifting loop slides off the side of the blind and a child’s neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop, or if a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves all bamboo roll-up blinds with valances. The blinds were sold in two sizes: 36”x72” and 48”x72.”
Sold exclusively at: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores nationwide between April 2009 and December 2009. The 36”x72” blinds were sold for $25 and the 48”x72” blinds for $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the roll-up blinds and return the product to the nearest Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores toll-free at (888) 739-4120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website at www.joann.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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