IKEA is Not Part of the Most Recent CPSC Shade and Blind Recall

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IKEA is Not Part of the Most Recent CPSC Shade and Blind Recall

Yesterday, December 15, 2009, there was a large recall of roman style shades and roll-up blinds by the CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) and the WCSC (Window Covering Council). Note that IKEA US was not a part of this recall, for reasons listed below.

IKEA voluntarily recalled all their roman blinds (IRIS and ALVINE IKEA blinds) with the CPSC on November 20, 2008. Additionally, the IKEA MELINA blind was recalled on August 25, 2009. Today, there are no roman blinds sold in IKEA US stores.

Also, IKEA does not sell any roll-up blinds in its US stores. Customers who may still have IKEA blinds IRIS, ALVINE or MELINA in their homes are encouraged to return them to their local IKEA store for a refund.

IKEA remains dedicated to the safety and well-being of all its customers.

About IKEA
IKEA places great value on life at home. Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings and accessories of good design and functional living solutions at prices so low that the majority of the people can afford them. Currently there are more than 300 IKEA stores in 37 countries, including 48 in North America (11 in Canada; 37 in the US). IKEA has six distribution centers in North America, with a manufacturing facility in Danville, VA. IKEA has been named to BusinessWeek’s List of The Best Global Brands (August 7, 2006) and for four consecutive years, Working Mother magazine’s annual list of the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.” IKEA was listed in March 2007, on Fast Company’s Fast 50, for its environmentally responsible products, as well as five consecutive years, Training magazine’s annual list of top companies that excel at human capital development. IKEA incorporates environmentally friendly efforts into day-to-day business and continuously supports initiatives that benefit causes such as children and the environment including UNICEF, Save the Children and American Forests. To visit the IKEA Web site, please go to http://www.IKEA-usa.com.

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