TORONTO, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - Working in coordination with Health Canada, IKEA Canada has announced a repair action on the MELINA roman blinds, ENJE, ISDANS and TUPPLUR roller blinds. Looped cords and bead chains could pose a strangulation hazard to young children if incorrectly installed. There have been no reported incidents of injury in Canada. Customers who have purchased MELINA roman blinds, ENJE, ISDANS or TUPPLUR roller blinds and are concerned about the safety risk, should visit their local IKEA store in Canada and obtain a free tension device.
Name of product: MELINA roman blinds, ENJE, ISDANS and TUPPLUR
Units Sold: About 271,319 pieces in total
Hazard: Looped cords and bead chains could pose a
strangulation hazard to young children if
Incidents/Injuries: There have been no reported incidents in Canada.
Description: This repair action involves all sizes and colors of
MELINA roman blinds, ENJE, ISDANS and TUPPLUR
roller blinds. All of the blinds have a sewn-in
label on the blind with the IKEA logotype, article
name (MELINA, ENJE, ISDANS, TUPPLUR). The MELINA
roman blind is 100% polyester, ISDANS and TUPPLUR
roller blinds are 100% cotton and ENJE roller
blinds are 65% polyester and 35% nylon.
Sold at: IKEA stores in Canada beginning August 2005. Prices
range from $8.99 and $54.99. The MELINA roman blind
was discontinued in June 2009.
Manufactured in: France and Taiwan
Remedy: Customers should immediately check the roman and
roller blinds to make sure the tension device
provided is attached to the looped cord or bead
chain and installed into the wall or floor. If not
attached, customers should immediately stop using
the roman or roller blinds and visit their local
IKEA store to receive a free tension device.
Customer Contact: For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free
at (800) 661-9807, or visit www.IKEA.ca.
SOURCE IKEA Canada
For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Madeleine Löwenborg-Frick, Public Relations Manager, IKEA Canada, Madeleine.firstname.lastname@example.org, (905) 637-9440 x6378