Consumer product recall

Brite Blinds Brand 2” SafeCordTM Fauxwood blinds recalled due to potential strangulation hazard to children

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Summary

Product
Brite Blinds Brand 2” SafeCordTM Fauxwood blinds
Issue
Consumer products - Strangulation hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled 2” SafeCordTM Fauxwood blinds and contact Brite Blinds for a repair kit.

Affected products

This recall involves the Brite Blinds brand 2” SafeCordTM Fauxwood blind. Product information can be found on the labels in the headrail and the outer packaging.

Issue

Health Canada has determined that the recalled blinds do not meet the Corded Window Coverings Regulations and pose a strangulation hazard. The various configurations of the products can create loops exceeding 44cm. Young children may pull looped cords around their neck causing a strangulation and entanglement 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 June 17, 2022, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Brite Blinds brand 2” SafeCordTM Fauxwood blinds and contact the company to request free repair kits.

For more information, consumers can contact Brite Blinds Ltd. by telephone at (604) 420-8820, Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm PST, by email at support@briteblinds.ca.

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 1,087 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

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

Place of Origin

Manufactured in Canada

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

Distributor

Brite Blinds Ltd.

Burnaby, British Columbia

CANADA

Manufacturer

Brite Blinds Ltd.

Burnaby, British Columbia

CANADA

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-64307