Consumer product recall

Various Blinds from SBM Canada recalled due to strangulation and choking hazards for children

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Various Blinds from SBM Canada
Consumer products - Choking hazard
Consumer products - Strangulation hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled product and return it to the point of purchase for repairs.

Affected products

This recall involves all canvas blinds and Zebra blinds with chain produced for residential use between May 2021 and December 2023. All products are available in a wide range of colours and custom sizes.

Information regarding the description of the recalled product can be found on the label located on the aluminum bar in the hem and on the top of the valence. The label indicates the date of production in the upper left corner as well as the letters ‘SBM’ followed by a series of numbers. All blinds with an oval base identified on the label as ‘Oval Base’ are also affected by this recall.


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. In addition, the products 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 December 19, 2023, 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 return it to the point of purchase for repairs.

For more information, consumers can contact SBM Canada by telephone at 514-353-3339, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm EST, by email at or visit the company website.

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 45,000 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from May, 2021 to December, 2023.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in Canada

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


SBM Canada

St-Léonard, QC


Published by
Health Canada
General public
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