Several styles of shades were included in this recall. Image here represents just one.
According to the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), IKEA Home Furnishings is voluntarily recalling 120,000 MELINA Roman blinds. Strangulations can occur when a child places her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around her neck. The Roman blind has a continuous looped bead chain that when not attached to the wall or floor, hangs loosely by the blind, posing a strangulation hazard to children.
Do You Own These Blinds?
This recall includes all sizes/colors of MELINA Roman blinds. These blinds have a sewn-in label at the top edge of the blind with the IKEA logotype, article name (MELINA), 5-digit supplier number 19395, four digit date stamp (YYWW) and the words "Made in Taiwan". On the bottom edge of the blind there is a sewn-in orange/white safety warning label. The blinds are made from 100% polyester.
Manufactured in Taiwan, the blinds were sold at IKEA stores nationwide from August 2006 through June 2008 for between $20 and $40.
Whom to Contact
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Roman blinds and return them to any IKEA store for 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-usa.com.