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IKEA Recalling 3 Million Blinds Over Strangulation Hazard

Posted by Jane Akre
Thursday, June 10, 2010 5:05 PM EST
Category: Protecting Your Family
Tags: Strangulation, Children's Health, CPSC, Window Blinds

IKEA Recalling 3 Million Blinds

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  • Consumer Product Safety Commission Recall Notice ( see pictures of blinds in question)
  • IKEA 888-966-4532

IMAGE SOURCE: CPSC Web site

The company known for its short name and contemporary furniture, IKEA, is recalling more than 3 million window blinds.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that the blinds are blamed for the near strangulation of a child earlier this year.

The same type of blinds have previously been recalled.

Roman and roll-up blinds sold between 1998 and June 2009 amounting to 4.5 million blinds are now included in the CPSC recall.

The blinds without the tension device allow a beaded chain to become entangled around a child’s neck if the chain is not attached to a wall or floor.

The CPSC and IKEA report they’ve received news of a 1 ½-year old boy in Lowell, Massachusetts who suffered a near strangulation in February 28, 2010. While 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.

After that 790,000 Roman blinds were recalled two years ago and 533,000 roller blinds were recalled in 2009.

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.

Consumers should return the blinds for a refund or call IKEA at (888) 966-4532. #


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