Circo beaded door curtains sold only at Target recalled for strangulation risks

03/01/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

New York, NY—About 79,000 Circo beaded door curtains sold exclusively at Target were voluntarily recalled by FAB/Starpoint LLC and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for strangulation risks. The CPSC announced the product recall on March 1, 2011.

The product recall was initiated after discovering that strangulation can occur when a child plays with the beaded strands by wrapping them around their necks or by creating loops large enough to stick their heads through. In addition, children can become entangled in the strands, which are prone to entangle, merely by running through the doorway where they are hanging.

“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 color, child-themed lamp and clock. There is a CAUTION statement included in the installation instructions that states: ‘Do not tie bottom to form loops,’ according to the CPSC press release.

Consumers are advised to contact FAB/Starpoint for a full refund. FAB/Starpoint will supply a postage-free package to consumers to return the door curtain.

For more information concerning the recall, consumers can contact FAB/Starpoint toll-free at (888) 333-2684 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.fabny.com.

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