IKEA has issued a recall of 3 million more window blinds after a child was nearly strangled to death. IKEA has previously issued a recall for approximately 1 million blinds. This recall includes all Roman and roll-up blinds sold at IKEA from 1998 through June 2009.
The problem with window blinds is that children are choking on the blinds themselves when they are in reach. Certainly, it is quite hard to imagine how kids do this – it takes a series of “if-then” actions on the part of the child. But there are a lot of kids in this country and a lot of window blinds which mathematically leads to outcomes that were unexpected.
The ultimate solution to this problem – automatic window blinds – are cost-prohibitive for the average consumer.