Close to 700,000 window blinds sold at Cost Plus and World Market stores are being recalled due to a strangulation hazard they pose. No incidents or injuries have been reported with these particular blinds, but two children have died from similar style blinds. The blinds were sold nationwide at Cost Plus and World Market stores from February 2006 through August 2008. Four styles of the shades are being recalled:
"Canvass Roman Shade" SKU numbers 376983, 376984, 376985 and 384870.
"Sari Roman Shade" SKU numbers 394700, and 394701.
"Buddha or Floral Matchstick Blinds" SKU numbers 407376 and 407221.
Wooden Roll-Up Blinds SKU numbers 404991, 404992, 404993, 400742, 499743, 400744, 400745 and 400746 and 358064, 358065, 358066, 358067 and 358068.
Owners of affected blinds should stop using the product immediately and return it to any Cost Plus/World Market store for a full refund. For more information, call 877-967-5362 or visit the World Market Web site.
More than 500,000 cribs from Stork Craft are being recalled due to a problem with the support bracket that can create a suffocation risk. The brackets supporting the mattress and mattress board can crack and break. So far, 10 incidents of brackets breaking have been reported. All Stork Craft baby cribs manufactured between May 2000 and November 2008 are affected. The manufacture date is located on the assembly instruction sheet attached to the mattress support board. Owners of the crib should stop using the product immediately and contact Stork Craft at 866-361-3321 or Storkcraft.com to receive a free replacement kit with new support brackets.