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
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: MELINA roman blinds and ENJE, ISDANS, and TUPPLUR roller blinds and IRIS and ALVINE roman blinds.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these blinds.
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 IKEA website or may contact IKEA toll-free at 1-800-661-9807.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.
Time Period Sold
Manufactured in China, Estonia, India, and Poland.
IKEA Canada of Burlington, Ontario