Recall IKEA Roll-up Blinds, Roman Blinds, and Roller Blinds

Product Name
IKEA Roll-up Blinds, Roman Blinds, and Roller Blinds

Joint Recall with IKEA, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Expansion on November 2008 and January 2010 Recalls


Full Product Description
This recall involves all IKEA roll-up blinds, all roman blinds, and roller blinds that were sold without a pre-fitted tension device. The tension device is used to secure the looped cord or bead chain on the blinds to the wall or window frame.

The blinds were made of a variety of material, including metal, wood, and textile. The IKEA logo can be found on a label (adhesive or sewn-on) on the product.

This recall includes the IKEA products that were involved in previous recalls: Next link will take you to another Web site MELINA roman blinds and ENJE, ISDANS, and TUPPLUR roller blinds and Next link will take you to another Web site IRIS and ALVINE roman blinds.


Hazard Identified

  • For Roll-up Blinds: If the lifting loops slide off of the side of the blind, a child’s neck may become entangled on the free-standing loop. There is also a risk of strangulation if the child places their neck between the lifting loops and the rolled up blind.
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  • Roman blinds: Looped bead chains and exposed inner cords on the back of roman blinds can present an entanglement or strangulation hazard to young children if they are placed around their neck.
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  • Roller Blinds: If the tension device is not attached to the wall or floor, young children may pull the bead chain around their neck, posing a risk of strangulation.
In the United States, CPSC and IKEA have received a new report of a 1½ year old boy who suffered a near strangulation.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these blinds.

For more information on the hazard, see Health Canada’s Next link will take you to another Web site Roman Shades and Roll-up Blinds advisory and information on Next link will take you to another Web site Blind and Curtain Cords .


Corrective Action

Consumers should immediately stop using, and return to any IKEA store for a full refund:

  • All roller blinds that do not have a pre-fitted tension device, and;
  • All roman blinds and roll-up blinds.


For blinds that have a looped cord or bead chain with a tension device, consumers should make sure that the tension device is installed securely to the wall or window frame.

For instructions on installing the tension device, consumers are asked to contact IKEA.

Consumers may find their local IKEA store by visiting the Next link will take you to another Web site IKEA website or may contact IKEA toll-free at 1-800-661-9807.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Next link will take you to another Web site Commission’s website.


Number Sold
In Canada, a total of approximately 1,915,145 units of the recalled IKEA blinds were sold at IKEA stores and online at www.ikea.ca.

Time Period Sold
The recalled products were sold from January 1998 to November 2009.

Manufactured in China, Estonia, India, and Poland.


Companies

Distributor 

IKEA Canada of Burlington, Ontario

Images
Image 1
Example of IKEA Roll-up Blinds
IKEA Roll up Blinds  Roman Blinds  and Roller Blinds br  br     Joint Recall with IKEA  Health Canada  and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission  CPSC  br  br      b Expansion on November 2008 and January 2010 Recalls  b
Image 2
Example of IKEA Roman Blinds
IKEA Roll up Blinds  Roman Blinds  and Roller Blinds br  br     Joint Recall with IKEA  Health Canada  and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission  CPSC  br  br      b Expansion on November 2008 and January 2010 Recalls  b
Image 3
Example of IKEA Roller Blind
IKEA Roll up Blinds  Roman Blinds  and Roller Blinds br  br     Joint Recall with IKEA  Health Canada  and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission  CPSC  br  br      b Expansion on November 2008 and January 2010 Recalls  b
Image 4
Example of a recalled tension device; it is not attached permanently to the bead chain.
IKEA Roll up Blinds  Roman Blinds  and Roller Blinds br  br     Joint Recall with IKEA  Health Canada  and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission  CPSC  br  br      b Expansion on November 2008 and January 2010 Recalls  b
Image 5
Example of good pre-fitted tension devices that are NOT included in the recall; they are permanently attached to the bead chain.
IKEA Roll up Blinds  Roman Blinds  and Roller Blinds br  br     Joint Recall with IKEA  Health Canada  and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission  CPSC  br  br      b Expansion on November 2008 and January 2010 Recalls  b
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