1 Million Window Blinds Posing Strangulation Risk Recalled

October 29, 2009

Close to 1 million roller blinds and Roman shades sold by IKEA, Bed Bath & Beyond and Hanover Direct are being recalled for posing a serious strangulation risk to small children.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says a child’s neck can get tangled in the inner cord of Roman shades or the exposed loop of roller blinds.

IKEA previously recalled blinds in August, as well as in 2008, following the death of a child. No incidents involving IKEA blinds were reported in this recall.

The agency says it has received one report of a child getting tangled in Roman shades sold by Hanover Direct and two reports of children getting tangled in Roman shades sold by Bed Bath & Beyond. None of the children received permanent injuries.

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