Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Recalls Roll-Up Blinds due to Risk of Strangulation

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, of Hudson, Ohio, announced a voluntary recall of about 1,800 Bamboo Roll-up blinds with valance today.

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: 36x72 and 48x72.

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

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores toll-free at (888) 739-4120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email the firm at guest.services@joann.com. Consumers can also visit the firm's website at joann.com.