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Roller shades and vertical blinds manufactured by Blind Clearance Center

Starting date:
April 24, 2013
Posting date:
April 24, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-26861

Affected products

Roller shades and vertical blinds manufactured by Blind Clearance Center

Product description

The recalled window coverings are custom made in various dimensions and colors.

Hazard identified

Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled blinds pose a strangulation hazard by having exposed looped operating cords.  Young children may pull looped cords around their neck, posing a risk of strangulation.

Neither Health Canada nor Blind Clearance Center 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 5870 of the recalled Roller Shades and 5000 of the recalled Vertical Blinds were sold in Canada since April 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 March 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
Blind Clearance Center
Edmonton
Alberta
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blinds and contact Blind Clearance Center to arrange for repair of the product.

For additional information, consumers may contact the manufacturer by email, or by telephone at 1-877-741-2376, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Consumers may access additional information on the firm’s website.