IKEA US raises awareness of important home safety; will only sell window blinds and coverings with no cords or non-accessible cords

Conshohocken, PA, 2015-10-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA US announces today that as of October 1, 2015, IKEA US stores will only sell window blinds and coverings with no cords or non-accessible cords. This announcement is part of the ongoing IKEA home safety program, Safer Homes Together, which focuses on educating customers about safety at home.

According to research by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, between 1996 and 2012, nearly one young child per month on average died from strangulation by window cords. These statistics make it evident that window blinds and coverings with exposed cords can be a hazard for young children.

“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. 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,” commented Heather Spatz, IKEA US Country Sales Manager. “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 January 1, 2016, all IKEA stores globally will also offer only cordless blinds or window coverings.

In an effort to prevent any blind or window covering cord mishaps, IKEA reminds customers to check their window coverings to ensure that they do not pose a strangulation risk to young children. For more information about window covering safety and other important home safety information, please visit our website. Please also visit the CPSC Window Covering Information Center at http://cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education-Centers/Window-Covering/

For further information, please contact:
Elizabeth Gray, APCO Worldwide, (646) 556-9316, egray@apcoworldwide.com

About IKEA Group
The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. Our business idea supports this vision by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. There are currently 328 IKEA Group stores in 28 countries. Additionally, there are 40 IKEA stores run by franchises. There are 40 IKEA stores in the US. In FY 15, IKEA Group had 771 million visitors to the stores and 1.9 billion visitors to IKEA.com. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information, please visit www.IKEA.com, facebook.com/IKEAUSA, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA, http://pinterest.com/IKEAUSA/, www.youtube.com/IKEAUSA, www.theshare-space.com, www.theshare-space.com/en/Blog

Thomas Sanderson Announce 3 For 2 Offer In Its Spring Sale

Thomas Sanderson, Europe’s largest manufacturer and supplier of window blinds and shutters, has announced a three for two offer across its entire range of window blinds and shutters, as part of its annual 2009 spring sale.

For every two blinds or shutters bought during the spring sale, customers can choose a third at no extra cost. Thomas Sanderson boasts the largest selection of blinds and shutters in the UK, giving customers the choice of conservatory blinds, window blinds, stained and painted shutters and sunroom blinds, in over 1000 colours, styles and finishes.

Ian Bayne, Marketing Manager at Thomas Sanderson, commented: “The new spring sale is a fantastic opportunity for customers to freshen up their homes this spring with the perfect blinds for every room in their home.”

Among the styles of blind on offer in the sale are pleated, wood, metal venetians, Roman pinoleum and interior shutters. Conservatory blinds, which are also included in the sale, have been designed by Thomas Sanderson so that every blind fits snugly into the window frame, allowing windows and doors to be opened even if the blinds are down.

Any customer taking advantage of the spring offers will receive a free consultation with a Thomas Sanderson designer who will guide the customer through all the options and styles that suit their home before providing a free, no obligation quotation.

About Thomas Sanderson:
Since 1991, Thomas Sanderson has grown f r o m a family run business to an international company offering products and services throughout the UK and Ireland. The company is Europe’s largest manufacturer and supplier of conservatory blinds in addition to supplying window blinds and
window shutters.

Thomas Sanderson has remained true to its roots, offering a local service and continuing to make its relationship with each and every customer its main priority. The company takes pride in ensuring the standards of service on offer match the high standards of its products.

Established as the market leader for over 17 years, Thomas Sanderson now offers businesses the opportunity to be associated with a national company, backed by local service. Thomas Sanderson has developed ‘refer and reward’ partnerships with over 1300 home improvement specialists, allowing them to offer their customers a complete range of products that add the finishing touches to any home improvement project, and with minimum fuss.

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Thomas Sanderson Has Unveiled INTU Metal Venetian Blinds, Designed To Offer Improved Light And Noise Suppression

Thomas Sanderson, Europe’s largest manufacturer and supplier of window blinds and shutters, has unveiled the new ‘INTU’ metal venetian blinds.

The new INTU metal Venetian blinds from Thomas Sanderson offer the traditional benefits of a venetian blind, such as adding a contemporary look to the home and offering a filtering of light, but with modification to the Venetian Slats and Tension cord position. The modifications entailed the moving of the cord and the holes that it is threaded through to the left of the blind, ensuring less light being able to get through.

The modifications to the metal venetian blinds also means customers can enjoy reduced daylight seepage, increased privacy, cleaners edges and a streamlined design.

Thomas Sanderson blinds are also designed to fit seamlessly into the actual window beading, rather than the window recess, resulting in a precision fit and the practicality of not needing to raise the blinds to open a window, as the blind will move with it.

Using a technical survey based on information provided by Thomas Sanderson surveyors, any customers buying the new blinds from the company will have their blinds manufactured to the exact specifications required by the customer. Each blind will be crafted by a highly skilled manufacturing team, with the blinds then being installed.

The new metal Venetian window blinds from Thomas Sanderson are available now in a range of colours of finishes.

About Thomas Sanderson:
Since 1991, Thomas Sanderson has grown from a family run business to an international company offering products and services throughout the UK and Ireland. The company is Europe’s largest manufacturer and supplier of conservatory blinds, window blinds, shutters and patio awnings.

Thomas Sanderson has remained true to its roots, offering a local service and continuing to make its relationship with each and every customer its main priority. The company takes pride in ensuring the standards of service on offer match the high standards of its products.

Thomas Sanderson has been established as the market leader for over 17 years, and now offers businesses the opportunity to be associated with a national company, backed by local service. Thomas Sanderson has developed ‘refer and reward’ partnerships with over 1300 home improvement specialists, allowing them to offer their customers a complete range of products that add the finishing touches to any home improvement project, and with minimum fuss.

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