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Horizontal Venetian Blinds by Nulook Blinds P.E.I.

Starting date:
July 31, 2013
Posting date:
July 31, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Labelling and Packaging
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-34779

Affected products

Horizontal Venetian Blinds by Nulook Blinds P.E.I.

Product description

This recall involves all horizontal venetian blinds manufactured by Nulook Blinds P.E.I. 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 Nulook Blinds P.E.I. 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 150 of the affected products were sold in Canada.

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
Nulook Blinds P.E.I
Charlottetown
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.