Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair IKEA Roller Blinds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2009
Release # 10-022
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 966-4532
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: This recall has been expanded

Risk of Strangulation Prompts Recall to Repair IKEA Roller Blinds

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: ISDANS, TUPPLUR, and ENJE Roller Blinds

Units: About 533,000

Distributor: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Hazard: Strangulations can occur if the blind’s looped bead chain is not attached to the wall or the floor with the tension device provided and a child’s neck becomes entangled in the free-standing loop.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves all ISDANS, TUPPLUR and ENJE roller blinds. These blinds are made of a solid or sheer fabric, measuring 24” to 79” wide, and have a metal top rail and a bead chain. ENJE has a glued label on the wall fitting showing the IKEA logotype, article number, 5-digit supplier number, four digit date stamp (YYWW) and "Made in Taiwan". The roller blinds have an orange warning label attached at the base of the blind that is marked with AA-136800-3.

Sold at: IKEA stores nationwide from July 2005 through July 2009 for between $10 and $55.

Manufactured in: Taiwan and France

Remedy: Consumers should immediately check the recalled roller blinds to make sure the tension device provided is attached to the bead chain and installed into the wall or floor. If not attached, consumers should immediately stop using the roller blinds and contact IKEA or visit their local IKEA store to receive a free repair kit. The repair kits for the roller blinds will be available the second week of November. If the consumer has difficulty installing the tension device, contact IKEA for additional information.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.ikea-usa.com

Picture of Recalled ISDANS Roller Blind

ISDANS

Picture of ISDANS Tension Device

ISDANS Tension Device

Picture of Recalled TUPPLUR Roller Blind

TUPPLUR

Picture of TUPPLUR Tension Device

TUPPLUR Tension Device

 

Picture of Recalled ENJE Roller Blind

ENJE

Picture of ENJE Tension Device

ENJE Tension Device