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Note how a child's head can become trapped in the shade, posing a strangulation hazard.

Re-announcement of Roman Shade and Roll-Up Blind Recall

 
An additional 3,200 Meijer roman shades and roll-up blinds were recalled by the firm and the Consumer Product Safety Commission recently. This on top of a previous recall of some 240,000 back in March of 2010.

The blinds and shades pose a strangulation hazard to children. With the roman shades, strangulation can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner chord and the fabric on the backside of the blind. With the roll-up blinds, strangulation can occur if the lifting loops slide of the side of the blind and a child's neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop.

Consumer who own these shades or blinds -- sold under the "Innovations" and "At Home with Meijer" names -- should stop using them immediately and contact the Window Covering Safety Council for a free repair kit. The products can also be returned to Meijer for a full refund.








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