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Recalls: blinds and shades, Halloween flashlights, syringes

Various blinds, shades

Companies: IKEA Home Furnishings, Louis Hornick & Co. Inc., Hanover Direct Inc. (also known as Domestications).

Quantity: About 1 million.

Why? The blinds and shades pose a risk of strangulation when a child places his neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his neck, or if the blind's looped bead chain is not attached to the wall or the floor with the tension device provided and a child's neck becomes entangled in the free-standing loop.

What models?

At Ikea: ISDANS, TUPPLUR and ENJE roller blinds. These blinds are made of a solid or sheer fabric, measuring 24 inches to 79 inches wide, and have a metal top rail and a bead chain. ENJE has a glued label on the wall fitting showing the IKEA logotype, article number, 5-digit supplier number, four digit date stamp (YYWW) and Made in Taiwan label. The roller blinds have an orange warning label attached at the base of the blind that is marked with AA-136800-3.

At Bed, Bath & Beyond: All sizes and colors of Dublin Energy Solution Roman Shades sold by Bed Bath & Beyond with exposed inner cords on the back. Colors include navy, chocolate, khaki and cream. On the backside of the head rail, a small orange, black and white warning label sticker in English and Spanish which read in part, "Cords and bead chains can loop around child's neck and STRANGLE. .."

From Hanover Direct/Domestications or www.domestications.com: all Faux Suede room darkening Roman shades with style number 12810A. The shades were sold in Ivory, Taupe, Gold, Plum, Wine Red, Midnight Blue, Moss Green and Dark Brown and have a head rail that measures 23, 27, 31, 35, 39 43 or 48 inches. The shades have a sticker on the head rail with the letters "WS" and "style 12810A" is printed on the packaging box.

Where sold? IKEA stores; Bed, Bath & Beyond stores and at www.bedbathandbeyond.com; and Hanover Direct/Domestications at www.domestications.com and through catalog sales.

What to do? Call IKEA toll-free at 1-888-966-4532 or visit www.ikea-usa.com; call Hornick toll-free at 1-800-517-3612 or visit www.hornickindustries.com; and call Hanover Direct/Domestications toll-free at 1-800-524-0597 or visit www.domestications.com.

Halloween flashlights

Company: Target.

Quantity: 610,000.

Why? The flashlights can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.

What models? The mini flashlights with a key ring extending from the bottom that were sold in a pack of three colors: orange, green and black. The orange and purple packaging has "Mini Flashlights (3 Pack)" printed on the front and "DGI", "Made in China" and "DPCI# 234-02-1813" printed on the back. Also, the standard size flashlights with a black handle and an orange top. The flashlights were sold with six stencils in various colors and images: a pumpkin, ghost, spider, cat, witch and skull & cross-bones. "Flashlight with Stencil" is printed on the front and "Tien Hsing," "Made in China" and "234 02 1838" is printed on the back of the packaging.

Where sold? Target.

What to do? Call Target toll-free at 1-800-440-0680 or visit www.target.com.

Accusure insulin syringes

Company: Qualitest Pharmaceuticals.

Quantity: All.

Why? The syringes in these lots may have needles which detach from the syringe. If the needle becomes detached from the syringe during use, it can become stuck in the insulin vial, push back into to the syringe, or remain in the skin after injection.

What models? Syringe models and numbers: 28G 1/2cc, NDC 0603-6995-21; 28G 1cc, NDC 0603-6996-21; 29G 1/2cc NDC 0603-6997-21, 29G 1cc, NDC 0603-6998-21, 30G 1/2cc, NDC 0603-999-21, 30G 1cc, NDC 0603-7000-21, 31G 1/2cc, NDC 0603-7001-21; and 31G 1cc, NDC 0603-7002-21.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Qualitest toll-free at 1-800-444-4011.

Recalls: blinds and shades, Halloween flashlights, syringes 10/28/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 2:27pm]

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