LOS ANGELES - A voluntary recall has been issued for Ikea roller blinds after officials discovered a risk of strangulation to children.More than half a million blinds were sold under the brand names Isdans, Tupplur and Enje Roller Blinds. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, strangulation can occur if the blind's looped bead chain is not attached to the wall or the floor with the tension provided and a child's neck becomes entangled in the free-standing loop. No injuries have been reported thus far. The blinds were sold in a solid or sheer fabric, measuring 24 to 79 inches wide, and have a metal top rail and a bead chain. Consumers who have purchased the blinds should make sure the tension device provided is attached to the bead chain and installed into the floor or wall. Ikea will begin offering a free repair kit during the second week of November. For more information, call Ikea at (888) 966-4532.
********** Published: October 30, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 28