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Friday, June 11, 2010

IKEA Recalls 3 Million Blinds Due to Strangulation Risk

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that IKEA has initiated a recall of more than 3 million window blinds after receiving reports that one child died of strangulation and two other children were almost strangled by the blinds.

The recall covers roller, Roman, and roll-up blinds. Children are prone to get their necks tangled in loops or chains which raise and lower these blinds, creating a risk of strangulation. Consumers have been urged to cease using these blinds immediately and return them to IKEA for a refund.

IKEA representatives have warned that it is dangerous to use roller blinds which do not have a tension device attached to the chain. If the blinds do have the tension device, it should be installed into a wall or floor. IKEA has offered to assist consumers in the installation.

The recalled blinds were sold at IKEA stores in the United States and Canada from January 1998 through June 2009. They ranged in price from $5-$55.

The experienced defective product attorneys at The Cochran Firm can help you receive compensation for your damages if your child has been seriously injured as a result of the recalled IKEA blinds.

Please contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. The Cochran Firm serves clients nationwide.


posted by Benjamin A. Irwin at 8:59 AM

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