Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds by Meijer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2010
Release #10-150
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

Units: 240,000

Importer/Retailer: Meijer, of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Manufacturer: Whole Space Industries LTD, of Centereach, N.Y.

Hazard:

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

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