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Vertical blinds

Starting date:
May 16, 2013
Posting date:
May 16, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-29211

Affected products

Vertical blinds manufactured by Budget Blinds Mfg. Ltd.

Product description

This recall involves all vertical blinds manufactured by Budget Blinds Mfg. Ltd. The blinds are custom made 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 having exposed looped operating cords. Young children may pull looped cords around their neck.

Neither Health Canada nor Budget Blinds Mfg. Ltd. 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 375 of the recalled blinds were sold in Canada since April 2009.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold at a time when the Corded Window Covering Products Regulations came into force in April 2009, and were sold 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
Budget Blinds Mfg., Ltd.
Edmonton
Alberta
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blinds and contact Budget Blinds Mfg. Ltd. to arrange for a repair of the product.

For additional information, consumers may contact the manufacturer by email or by telephone at 1-780-488-8383, Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.