Consumer product recall

Arlo Blinds Cordless Lift Bamboo Shade recalled due to potential strangulation hazard to children

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Summary

Product
Arlo Blinds Cordless Lift Bamboo Shade
Issue
Consumer products - Strangulation hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled roman shade, dispose and contact Top Blinds for a refund.

Affected products

This recall involves Cordless Lift Bamboo Shade by Arlo Blinds. The products are a Roman Shade available in different colors.  The products were sold on Wayfair.ca and may have been called Aymeric Semi-Sheer Roman Shade.  On the bottom part of the headrail it will say "Merchant Blinds, Norcross, GA". See image 7 for package labelling. The model number begins with "04CB" and is located on the box, see image 8.

Listed as

Sold online as

Model Number

Arlo Blinds Grey Wash

Cordless Semi-Sheer Gray-Brown Wash Roman Shade

04CBP

Arlo Blinds Oriental Whitewash

Semi-Sheer Whitewash Roman Shade

04CBO

Arlo Blinds Petite Rustic

Aymeric Semi-Sheer Turtle Brown Roman Shade

04CBK

Arlo Blinds Tuscan Bamboo Shade

Aymeric Tuscan Semi-Sheer Brown Roman Shade

04CBJ

Issue

Health Canada has determined that the recalled blinds do not meet the Corded Window Coverings Regulations and pose a strangulation hazard. The design of the product does not properly address the hazards of exposed inner cords, which can create loops. Young children may pull looped cords around their neck, or become entangled in the cords, causing a strangulation hazard.

Children can become entangled in blind cords, which can quickly lead to strangulation and even death. Health Canada recommends cordless window coverings. For more information on the hazard, see Blind Cord Safety.

As of July 5, 2022, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. 

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and keep all cords away from children.  Uninstall the product, cut all cord(s) and then dispose of the product. Consumers may contact Top Blinds for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Top Blinds toll-free at 1-888-608-8468 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by email at: CanadaWFRecall@topblinds.com.

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.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 329 units of the affected product were sold in Canada through Wayfair.ca and Top Blinds.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from May 2022 to June 2022.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in China

Details
Original published date: 2022-07-13
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer product - Household items
Companies

Distributor

Wayfair LLC

Boston, Massachusetts

United States

Manufacturer

Payless Décor LLC

Norcross, Georgia

United States

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-64340