Millions of IKEA Blinds Recalled

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IKEA is recalling 3.36 million roll-up blinds and Roman shades that it has sold since 1998 following child strangulations and previous recalls.

Several children have been trapped in loose, looped cords hanging from the blinds, leading to strangulations or near strangulations and prompting the recall of millions of window blinds and shades last year at nationwide retailers including Target (Stock Quote: TGT) and Pottery Barn.

The recent IKEA recall follows a new report of a 1-year-old boy who suffered a near strangulation with the Roman blinds in February.

Previous recalls were prompted by reports of a 1-year-old girl being strangled by the same blinds and a 2-year-old boy who suffered a near strangulation.

The new recall includes roller blinds, Roman blinds and roll-up blinds sold at IKEA stores nationwide between January 1998 and June 2009 for between $5 and $55.

Consumers are urged to stop using the blinds immediately and return them to an IKEA store for a full refund. For more information, consumers can call IKEA at (888) 966-4532 anytime, visit www.ikea-usa.com or cpsc.gov.

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