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Cost Plus Inc Recalls 692,400 Window Blinds

Cost Plus Inc. has recalled about 692,400 Roman Shades and Roll-up Blinds. The roman shades have a looped pull cords and exposed inner cords on the back of the shade that present a strangulation hazard. The roll-up blinds have a looped pull cord and two lifting cord loops that run around the bottom rail that present a strangulation hazard.

This recall involves four styles of shades:

  • The "Canvass Roman Shade" available in four different sizes (4'x 6', 5'x 6', 2.5' x 6' and 3'x 6') with sku numbers 376983, 376984, 376985, 384870
  • The "Sari Roman Shade" available in two colors (berry and chocolate) with sku numbers 394700, 394701
  • The "Buddha Matchstick Blinds" with sku number 407376
  • The "Floral Matchstick Blinds" with sku number 407221
A small tag on the back of the Canvass and Sari Roman Shades states "World Market Cost Plus, Inc., Oakland, CA 94607, Made in India, 100% Cotton." In addition, this recall involves other styles of wooden roll-up blinds, with or without valances, that have the following SKU numbers: 404991, 404992, 404993, 400742, 499743, 400744, 400745, 400746 and 358064, 358065, 358066, 358067, 358068. The blinds were made in India and China and sold at Cost Plus and World Market stores nationwide from February 2006 through August 2008 for between $25 and $60. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled window blinds/shades and return the product to any Cost Plus/World Market store to obtain a full refund. For additional information, contact Cost Plus toll-free at (877) 967-5362 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET daily, or visit the firm's Web site at www.worldmarket.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09090.html

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