IKEA Blinds Recall Due to Strangulation Risk
IKEA recalls Roller Blinds, Roman Blinds, Roll-Up Blinds
IKEA is adding to a previous blinds recall, and is recalling an additional 3 million Roller, Roman and Roll-Up blinds sold between January 1998 and June 2009. The recall is due to the risk of strangulation by unsecured cords. The big-box furniture store is also joining the push to recall all Roman blinds, regardless of manufacturer.
So far, Three children have been injured by IKEA Roman blinds.
Roman Blinds: CPSC and IKEA received a new report of a 1 ½-year old boy in Lowell, Massachusetts who suffered a near strangulation in February 28, 2010. On April 4, 2008, a 1-year old girl in Greenwich, Conn. became entangled in the inner cord of an IKEA Roman blind and strangled. CPSC and IKEA also received a report of a 2-year old boy who suffered a near strangulation. The last two incidents prompted previous recalls.
Roll-up Blinds No incidents reported.Roller Blinds: No incidents reported.
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