|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 927-8699
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds by Meijer
Meijer has added its name to the retailers joining the voluntary recall in December 2009 of ALL Roman shades and roll-up blinds.
Note: This recall has been reannounced
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: Innovations and "At Home with Meijer" Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds
Importer/Retailer: Meijer, of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Manufacturer: Whole Space Industries LTD, of Centereach, N.Y.
Roll-up Blinds-Strangulations can occur if the lifting loops slide 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.
Roman Shades-Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves all Innovations and "At Home with Meijer" Roman shades and roll-up blinds. The Roman shades are made with fabric or bamboo and the Roll-up blinds with bamboo. A label reading "Innovation" or "At Home with Meijer" can be found under the headrail.
Sold at: Meijer Stores and Meijer.com between January 2004 and December 2009 for about $40.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the Roman shades and the roll-up blinds and contact the Window Covering Safety Council for a free repair kit at (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit www.windowcoverings.org
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 anytime or visit the company's Website at www.meijer.com
Roman Shade Hazard
Roman Shade Hazard
Roll-Up Blind Hazard
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