Sun Shade Blinds Manufacturing Ltd. recalls 2" Faux wood Horizontal Blinds

Starting date:
June 9, 2017
Posting date:
June 9, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Strangulation Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-63550

Affected products

2" Faux wood Horizontal Blinds

Product description

This recall involves horizontal blinds custom manufactured by Sun Shade Blinds Manufacturing Ltd. with a slat size of 5.0 centimetres (two inches). The products were custom made in different sizes and colours and are made of faux wood.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled blinds pose an increased risk of strangulation by not having a cord cleat supplied with the product. Cord cleats are devices used to hold operating cords out of reach of young children to reduce the risk of strangulation and are a requirement of the Corded Window Covering Products Regulations.The blinds also do not have the required hang tag warnings and company information or year of manufacture listed on the product.

As of June 2, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

For more information on the hazard, see Window Covering Safety.

Number sold

Approximately 600 of the recalled products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from December 2016 to May 2017 directly to consumers through Sun Shade Blinds Manufacturing Ltd.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.

Companies

Manufacturer
Sun Shade Blinds Manufacturing Ltd.
Vancouver
British Columbia
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blinds and contact Sun Shade Blinds Manufacturing Ltd. directly for a free of charge replacement or to arrange for a repair.

For additional information, consumers may contact Sun Shade Blinds Manufacturing Ltd. by telephone at 1-604-322-7080 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m PST, Monday through Friday.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.