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Child Safety: IRIS Recalls All Roman And Roller Blinds

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Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and IKEA recalled all Roman Blinds. Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately. The concern is that strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck in an exposed inner cord on the backside of the roman blinds. The total recalled is now 3,360,000 (about 790,000 Roman blinds were recalled in November 2008 and August 2009 and about 533,000 Roller blinds were recalled in October 2009)

This recall involves roller blinds that do not have a tension device attached to the bead chain, all Roman blinds and all roll-up blinds. The blinds were sold at IKEA stores nationwide from January 1998 through June 2009 for between $5 and $55. The product was made in India, Estonia, China, and Poland.

For more information, consumers and industry can contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ikea-usa.com.

CPSC reminds consumers to examine all Roman Blinds and shades in their homes. If looped pull cords are present or exposed, inner cords are found on the back of blinds or shades, and children are in the home or occasionally visit your home, please consider replacing them with blinds or shades that do not have exposed pull cords or inner cords.

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.