Do you own these blinds? They have been recalled by Ikea after the strangulation death of a 1-year old child. Approximately 670,000 were sold in the U.S. and almost 5 million more worldwide between July 2005 through June 2008.
If you own roman blinds from Ikea, please check the sewn-in label at the top edge of the blind which will be labeled IRIS or ALVINE. For more information, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission's press release or recall information on Ikea's website.