The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recalling over 3 million Ikea blinds because they pose a strangulation risk to children. Three kinds of Ikea blinds are being recalled including roller, roll-up and Roman blinds. The blinds were sold at Ikea stores nationwide from January 1998 through June 2009 for between $5 and $55.
The CPSC asks that consumers immediately stop using all Roman and roll-up blinds. The organization also urges consumers to stop using roller blinds that don’t have a tension device (which is attached to the bead chain) installed into the wall or floor. If you have difficulty installing the tension device on the roller blinds, contact IKEA at (888) 966-4532 or visit www.ikea-usa.com. The recalled blinds can be returned to any IKEA store for a full refund.
For more information, visit the CPSC Web site.