Ikea has recalled 670,000 IRIS and ALVINE Roman blinds. Strangulation can occur when a child places his neck in an exposed inner cord on the backside of the roman blinds. On April 4, 2008, a 1-year-old girl in Greenwich, Conn. became entangled in the inner cord.
This recall involves all sizes of IRIS and ALVINE Roman Blinds in white. The blinds have a sewn-in label at the top edge of the blind with the IKEA logotype, article name (IRIS or ALVINE), 5-digit supplier number 19799 or 21369, four digit date stamp (YYWW) and the words "Made in India". On the bottom edge of the blind there is a sewn-in orange/white safety warning label. The blinds are made from 100% cotton. The blinds were sold at IKEA stores nationwide from July 2005 through June 2008 for between $7 and $30.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Roman Blinds and return them to any IKEA store to obtain a full refund. For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ikea.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.
To see this release on CPSC's web site, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09050.html