Ikea Goes Cordless
Posted on October 1, 2015 by
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-Beginning today, Ikea U.S. stores only sell window blinds and coverings with no cords or non-accessible cords, part of the Swedish retailer’s ongoing home safety initiative.
“Product safety is the highest priority for Ikea, which is why we have been working to develop alternative solutions to exposed cords in window coverings,” said Heather Spatz, Ikea U.S. country sales manager. “In 2012, Ikea made the commitment to only offer window blinds and coverings with no or non-accessible cords by January of 2016, and we’re pleased to be able to announce that we’ve met this commitment. Ikea is committed to working together with our customers to raise awareness of this important issue and to help families get the knowledge they need to ensure a safer everyday life at home.”
As of Jan. 1, 2016, all Ikea stores globally will offer only cordless blinds or window coverings.