Window Blinds Recalled

January 13, 2009
Cost Plus Inc.
The Danger:
The Roman shades have a looped pull cord and exposed inner cords on the back of the shade, which present a strangulation hazard. The roll-up blinds have a looped pull cord and two lifting cord loops that run around the bottom rail, which present a strangulation hazard to young children.
This recall involves about 692,400 shades in four styles: the "Canvas Roman Shade" available in four different sizes (4'x6', 5'x6', 2.5'x6', and 3'x6') with sku numbers 376983, 376984, 376985, and 384870; the "Sari Roman Shade" available in two colors (berry and chocolate) with sku numbers 394700 and 394701; the "Buddha Matchstick Blinds" with sku number 407376, and the "Floral Matchstick Blinds" with sku number 407221. A small tag on the back of the Canvas 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, which have the following SKU numbers: 404991, 404992, 404993, 400742, 499743, 400744, 400745, 400746, 358064, 358065, 358066, 358067, and 358068.
Sold At:
Cost Plus and World Market stores nationwide from February 2006 through August 2008 for between $25 and $60.
What To Do:
Stop using the recalled window blinds/shades immediately and return them to any Cost Plus/World Market store to obtain a full refund. For more information, contact Cost Plus toll-free at (877) 967-5362 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET daily, or visit
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