Expanded recall: Innovations and At Home with Meijer Roman Shades and Roll-up Blinds
On 2011-10-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an expanded recall regarding Innovations and At Home with Meijer Roman Shades and Roll-up Blinds due to a potential strangulation hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2010 for about $40. It was originally recalled on 2010-03-02.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Meijer roman shades recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Blinds, Shades & Cords category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 28 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 927-8699
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What is the problem?
Roman Shades - Strangulation 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.
Roll-up Blinds - Strangulation 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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves previously recalled "Innovations" and "At Home with Meijer" Roman shades and roll-up blinds that were redistributed to stores and sold to consumers after March 2010 without a repair kit. 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.
These items were sold new+ at Discount retailers, dollar stores, flea markets and other retail liquidators nationwide from March 2010 through September 2011 at various prices. Originally the products were sold at Meijer stores between January 2004 and December 2009 for about $40 before being recalled.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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. Consumers can also return the products to any Meijer store for a full refund.
For additional information about this recall, contact Meijer at (800)927-8699 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.meijer.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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