Ikea Goes Cordless

The Swedish retailer now only sells window blinds and coverings with no cords or non-accessible cords
October 1, 2015Allison Zisko

Ikea20153x2CONSHOHOCKEN, 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.

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor
azisko@hfnmag.com

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.

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