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According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, some Roman shades and roller blinds pose a serious strangulation risk for young children. Therefore, recently there was a recall of nearly 1 million roller blinds and Roman shades sold by IKEA, Bed, Bath & Beyond and Hanover Direct.

The following models of IKEA roller blinds, sold between July 2005 and July 2008, were involved in the recall: ISDANS, TUPPLUR and ENJE. These blinds were manufactured in France and Taiwan. IKEA has been involved in 2 previous recalls of blinds, in August 2009 and November 2008, following a child’s death. This current recall is not related to any reported incident involving IKEA blinds.

In addition to the IKEA blinds, Dublin Energy Solution Roman Shades, sold exclusively by Bed, Bath & Beyond have been recalled. These shades are Chinese made and were sold between August 2007 and September 2009. These shades have been involved in 2 incidents where small children became entangled in the inner cords. The two children did not receive permanent injuries in these incidents.

Also, some Roman shades sold by Hanover Direct, also known as Domestications, have been recalled. These shades are Chinese made faux suade, and were sold between January 2004 and December 2008. A small child had become entangled in the inner cord of these shades, with no permanent injury.

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