Cost Plus Inc., of Oakland, California has recalled its Roman shades and roll-up blinds. These Roman shades have a looped pull cord and exposed inner cords on the back of the shade. Looped pull cords and exposed inner cords on Roman shades present a strangulation hazard. The roll-up blinds have a looped pull cord and two lifting cord loops that run around the bottom rail. Looped pull cords and exposed lifting loops on roll-up blinds present a strangulation hazard to young children.
Thus far, no incidents or injuries have been reported with the Roman shades and roll-up blinds involved in this recall. However, CPSC is aware of the death of a child who became entangled in the lifting cord of a roll-up style blind whose manufacturer and retailer have not yet been identified. CPSC is aware of at least two deaths involving exposed inner cords on various styles of Roman-style shades, as well.
This recall involves four styles of shades, the “Canvass Roman Shade” available in four different sizes (4’x 6’, 5’x 6’, 2.5’ x 6’ and 3’x 6’) with SKU numbers 376983, 376984, 376985, and 384870; the “Sari Roman Shade” available in two colors (berry and chocolate) with SKU numbers 394700 and 394701; and the “Buddha or Floral Matchstick Blinds” SKU numbers 407376 and 407221. A small tag on the back of the Canvass and Sari Roman Shades states “World Market© Cost Plus, Inc., Oakland, CA 94607, Made in India, 100% Cotton.” In addition, this recall involves other styles of wooden roll-up blinds, with or without valances, that have the following SKU numbers: 404991, 404992, 404993, 400742, 499743, 400744, 400745, 400746, 358064, 358065, 358066, 358067 and 358068. For additional information, contact Cost Plus toll-free at (877) 967-5362 or visit the firm’s Website at www.worldmarket.com.
CPSC tells consumers to examine all Roman shades and roll-up blinds in their homes. If looped pull cords, exposed inner cords, or exposed lifting loops are found and there are children who live in your home or may occasionally visit your home, you should consider replacing the blinds or shades with products that do not have exposed pull cords or inner cords.
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