Aluminum Horizontal / Venetian Blinds manufactured by Forever Window Screens & Blinds

Starting date:
February 20, 2013
Posting date:
February 20, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Improper Safety Mechanisms
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-23251

Affected products

Aluminum Horizontal / Venetian Blinds manufactured by Forever Window Screens & Blinds

Product description

This recall involves Horizontal / Venetian Blinds with a slat size of 2.5 centimetres (one inch). The products are custom made to order in various dimensions and colours.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled blinds pose a strangulation hazard by not having an inner cord stop. Inner cord stops are devices that prevent an inner cord from being pulled and forming a loop in which young children may pull around their neck, posing a risk of strangulation. The blinds also do not have the required hang tag warnings, correct bottom rail labelling, company information or year of manufacture listed on the product.

Neither Health Canada nor Forever Window Screens & Blinds has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these blinds.

For more information on the hazard, see Blind Cord Safety.

Number sold

Approximately 99,893 of the recalled blinds were sold in Canada since April 1, 2009.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold at the time the Corded Window Covering Products Regulations came into force in April 2009 until February 2013.

Corded Window Covering Products sold before 2009 may not have safety devices, warning labels, and instructions to keep pull cords out of the reach of children.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada

Companies

Manufacturer
Forever Window Screens & Blinds (MFG.) Co.
Richmond
British Columbia
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blinds and return them to Forever Window Screens & Blinds for repair.

For additional information, consumers may contact the manufacturer by email or by telephone at 1-604-231-0993 Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.