IKEA recalls almost 3/4 million window blinds after child's death
The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that IKEA had recalled 677 thousand window treatments it sold between 2005 and 2008, after the report of a second child's suffocation. The first incident was not fatal, but in April, a Connecticut one-year old died when she became tangled in the inner cords of a set of "Roman blinds" hanging over her playpen. These blinds were made in India and were sold under the name IRIS or ALVINE. The CPSC also recalled blinds made in China under the trade name Green Mountain Vista.