On March 1st, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target Stores, announced a voluntary recall of their Circo Beaded door curtains due to a possible strangulation hazard.
What should you be concerned about with this product?
The Circo pink door curtain is a set of two beaded door curtains, each of which is 12 inches wide and 72 inches long. The warnings on the packaging include: "Not for use in areas with children under 5 years of age. Plastic ornaments may pose strangulation or entanglement hazard. Not for use near cribs or playpens…". The photograph on the packaging shows an installed door curtain at the doorway of a girl's bedroom with pink wall colour, child-themed lamp and clock. There is a CAUTION statement included in the installation instructions that states: "Do not tie bottom to form loops."
These beaded curtains were sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and target.com from January 2009 through May 2010 for between $13 (at target.com) and $15 in stores and were manufactured by FAB/Starpoint LLC of New York, NY.
What should you do if you own or have purchased one of these products?
Consumers should immediately take down the curtains and contact FAB/Starpoint for a full refund. FAB/Starpoint will provide a postage-free package to consumers to return the door curtain.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact FAB/Starpoint toll-free at (888) 333-2684 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website. Additional information on recalls can also be found at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.