According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) – a government safety commission in the US, IKEA has issued a voluntary recall of about 670,000 Iris and Alvine roman blinds after a 1-year-old child from Greenwich, Connecticut became entangled in the cord and was strangled.
This recall involves all sizes of IRIS and ALVINE Roman Blinds in white. The blinds have a sewn-in label at the top edge of the blind with the IKEA logotype, article name (IRIS or ALVINE), 5-digit supplier number 19799 or 21369, four digit date stamp (YYWW) and the words “Made in India”. On the bottom edge of the blind there is a sewn-in orange/white safety warning label. The blinds are made from 100% cotton. IKEA stores nationwide from July 2005 through June 2008 for between $7 and $30.
Consumers should stop using the blinds and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund. For additional information, contact IKEA at 888-966-4532 or visit www.ikea-usa.com.
See the full CPSC recall here: Strangulation Death of a Child Prompts Recall of Roman Blinds; Sold Exclusively at IKEA
IKEA Product Recalls, Product Updates
Create a personal alarm signal by recording own messages.
Background light so you can see the time in the dark.
Snooze function; the alarm signal is repeated every five minutes.
Get help with the instructions for SLABANG alarm clock at IKEAFANS.com
“Ikea has released its holiday preview, with furnishings and
accessories ranging from sleek to funky.
… for those who like a little whimsy, there’s the new gnome
collection, which includes wrapping paper with the little characters dancing,
plus stationery, ornaments and string lights, starting at $2.99 for the set at
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Holly tipped us to items in the coming 2007 catalog but this one’s worth another mention:
“We got a sneak peek at the upcoming IKEA 2007 catalog and spotted this
headboard with shelves that slide out on either side. It’s shelving that’s
common in most modern kitchens, but just as practical in the bedroom. Called
Malm, it’s the name of both the headboard and the bed…”
Holly Becker posted some pics of new items you can expect in the stores soon:
“IKEA sent their press release kit to me today announcing new products due
to hit stores soon along with the release of their 2007 catalog in August. Some
of these items are already online, others will slowly be rolling out over the
next few months.
I’m impressed with their low consoles for televisions, their new sofas,
modern line of bedroom furniture available in 4 different finishes, a cool new
bed with a rolling storage unit tucked into the headboard, and some of the thier
kitchen cabinets that can double as storage units in the dining room or
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Is it me? Or is it my lamp?
“Turning on the lamp is as easy as turning me on, baby. The switch is on the electrical cord and it’s a big switch, which makes it easy to instantly turn off the lamp, just in case you don’t like seeing the hairy forests under my armpits or around my C-3PO and my two R2D2s when we get down to our Adam and Eve costumes.
With only me, you, and the glow from the Ikea Skyar Lamp, the first thing I would do is lay above you and lick your eyebrows, like I was a cat cleaning your fur. Awww, yeah. You know you like that. Then I would work my way down your beautiful face to your luscious nose, licking the tip of it. Don’t worry, baby. I brushed my teeth AND my tongue.
From there I would make my way south to your lovely lips, kissing them ever so gently and then licking them so that I can taste the flavor of your lipstick. Then I would passionately bite your lower lip, slowly pull it away from you, let it go, and then bark once like a dog.
By this point, I know you want me, but I’ll keep the anticipation high and make you want me even more….”
The Impulsive Buy
[Barbie sent this. Thanks!]
“Here is a company that I thought was cool – BEMZ – they make custom slipcovers for IKEA chairs and sofas. Finally! They even send free swatches, all the way from Sweden.”