Consumer product recall

Roman Shades made by Springs Window Fashions recalled due to choking and strangulation hazards for children

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Roman Shades
Consumer products - Choking hazard
Consumer products - Strangulation hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Springs Window Fashions for a replacement window covering. 

Affected products

This recall involves the Roman Shades that were sold under Graber, Bali, and Signature brand names in 8 colours.

The product label on the top of the headrail of the recalled blinds will have a model number of GFR23, GFR17, BCR23, BCR17, SSCR17, or SSCR23 in the upper right-hand corner of the label; list the manufacturer on the label as SWF Middleton, WI US C; and show the manufacture date in the lower right corner between May 1, 2022 and April 4, 2024 (format is either YYYY/MM/DD or YY/MM/DD). The Roman shades are not marked with the Graber, Bali, or Signature brand names. 

Product Brand

Model Number


GFR23, GFR17


BCR23, BCR17




Health Canada has determined that the recalled blinds do not meet the Corded Window Coverings Regulations and pose a strangulation hazard. Young children may pull looped cords around their neck, or become entangled in the cords, causing a strangulation hazard and even death. The clips attaching the cords on the back of the product can be removed allowing the creation of a loop causing the strangulation hazard. In addition, the end caps on the lower hem bar can also release small parts that present a choking hazard to young children.

Children can become entangled in blinds 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 May 1, 2024, 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 contact Springs Window Fashions for a replacement window covering.

For more information, consumers can contact Springs Window Fashions, LLC by telephone at 1-800-845-8637 from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm ET, 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 consumers 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


Number Sold

The company reported that approximately 1,543 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from May 2022 to April 2024.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in Mexico

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


Springs Window Fashions, LLC

Middleton, Wisconsin

United States

Published by
Health Canada
General public
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