IKEA Canada Announces a Voluntary Repair Action on MELINA Roman Blinds, ENJE,
ISDANS and TUPPLUR Roller Blinds

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
                          roller blinds
    Units Sold:           About 271,319 pieces in total
    Distributor:          IKEA
    Hazard:               Looped cords and bead chains could pose a
                          strangulation hazard to young children if
                          incorrectly installed
    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.lowenborg-frick@ikea.com, (905) 637-9440 x6378


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