Target Recalls Beaded Curtains Following Injuries
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation has recalled beaded door curtains after three injuries were reported.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued the recall on Tuesday.
According to the CPSC, strangulations can occur when a child plays with the curtain's beaded strands by wrapping them around their necks or by creating loops in which they can insert their heads.
In addition, children can get tangled in the strands just by running through the doorway. The CPSC has received three reports of incidents where children became tangled in the strands causing injuries, including lacerations and scratches.
About 79,000 curtains were sold exclusively at Target stores and on its Web site under the “Circo” brand from January 2009 through May 2010 for between $13 online and $15 at retail locations.
The CPSC said that those who purchased the curtains should immediately take them down and return them to any Target store for a full refund or store credit.
Target serves customers at 1,750 stores in 49 states nationwide and on its Web site. It is Minnesota's second-largest public company based on revenue, which totaled $65.4 billion for the fiscal year that ended in January 2010. Financial information for the fiscal year that ended in January 2011 is not yet available.