WASHINGTON (AP) - About 245,000 window blinds and shades, many sold in Meijerstores, are being recalled because children's necks can becomeentangled in the window coverings' cords and they can strangle.
No incidents or injuries have been reported in connectionwith these recalled blinds and shades, according to the ConsumerProduct Safety Commission, which announced the recalls Tuesday.
The recall includes 240,000 Innovations and "At Home withMeijer" Roman shades and roll-up blinds. They were made in Taiwanand sold at Meijer stores and on the Web site of the Grand Rapids,Mich., company between January 2004 and December 2009.
The Roman shades were made with fabric or bamboo, and theroll-up blinds were produced with bamboo.
Also recalled were 5,000 Lutron Shading Solutions Romanshades that were made in the U.S. and sold at specialty dealers andExpo Design Centers nationwide from January 2000 through August2009. Nearly all of these shades were professionally installed.
Consumers can call the Window Covering Safety Council forfree repair kits at (800) 506-4636 or visit this Web site. For more information about the recalls, consumers can visit the CPSC online.
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