USA: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Recalls Roll-Up Blinds

WASHINGTON: 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: Bamboo Roll-up blinds with valance

 Units: About 1,800

 Distributor: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, of Hudson, Ohio

Hazard: Strangulation can occur when the lifting loop slides 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves all bamboo roll-up blinds with valances. The blinds were sold in two sizes: 36"x72" and 48"x72."

Sold exclusively at: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores nationwide between April 2009 and December 2009. The 36"x72" blinds were sold for $25 and the 48"x72" blinds for $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the roll-up blinds and return the product to the nearest Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for a full refund.

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Added: September 13, 2010 Source: pr
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