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Ikea 3 Million Recalls: List of Window Shades Affected

It has been reported that the world’s largest furniture retailer Ikea, are recalling 3.4 million window blinds and shades, after a child came close to death after nearly strangling himself with a cord.

As reported from Charlotte Observer, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued the recall yesterday, after it was revealed that a 1 and a half year-old boy from Lowell, USA almost died as a result of one of Ikea’s products.

According to the CPSC, three types of shades are affected by this recall. These include all Roman shades and roll-up blinds, which have been on sale since January 1998 to June 2009, and also roller blinds from those dates which don’t have certain tension devices.

The CPSC states that the cords are dangerous for young children, as the cords within these products can become caught with their necks – especially if the adjustment loop slides off from roll-up blinds.

For further information on this recall, you can visit the CPSC website here. Let us know your thoughts on this. Do you own any Ikea window shades and blinds?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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