The U.S. Consumer and Product Safety Commission
, in cooperation with Target Corporation
have released a voluntary recall on Circo beaded door curtains
due to strangulation reports.
Approximately 79,000 Circo beaded door curtains are included in the voluntary recall.
Strangulations can occur when a child plays or walks through the beaded curtain strands, wrapping them around their necks or creating loops that their heads can fit through. Children can also become entangled in the beaded curtain strands when running through the doorway in which the strands are hung.
Three reports have been received of entanglement:
- In January 2009, a report was received of a 9-year-old girl becoming entangled in the beads after passing through the beads, nearly choking after continuing to walk through the curtain.
- In a January 2010, report, a 6-year-old girl in Reno, Nevada, suffered lacerations to her neck after becoming entangled in the bead strands.
- In April 2010, a small girl was entangled in the beads after following her father through the hanging beads. She was pulled off her feet and momentarily suspended before she was able to regain her footing. She also received lacerations on her neck from the entanglement.
The Circo Pink door curtain comes with a set of two curtains, each of which is 12 inches wide and 72 inches long. There is a warning label on the package that includes, “Not for use near cribs or playpens...” with another warning label reading, “Do not tie bottom to form loops.”
The Circo beaded curtains were sold nationwide exclusively at Target Corporation stores for $15 and at Target.com for $13 from February 2009 through May 2010.
Consumers are urged to immediately take down the curtains and contact the FAB/Starpoint (manufacturer of the product) for a full refund. FAB/Starpoint will provided postage for the return of the product.
To contact the FAB/Starpoint for additional information or for a refund call toll-free at (888) 333-2684.