Consumer product recall

Various corded window coverings by Maxxmar Window Fashions recalled due to strangulation and choking hazards for children

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Various corded window coverings by Maxxmar Window Fashions
Consumer products - Choking hazard
Consumer products - Strangulation hazard
What to do

Affected products

This recall involves various corded window coverings by Maxxmar Window Fashions.  The affected products are listed in the table below.  The date of manufacture can be found on the label located in the headrail of the products.  

The following products are affected:


Date of Manufacture


Roman Shades (All versions and variations)

05/01/2021 to 11/23/2023

Strangulation, choking

Safeguard (All versions and variations)

05/01/2021 to 11/23/2023


Decorasafe (All versions and variations)

05/01/2021 to 11/28/2023



Health Canada has determined that the recalled products 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.

Health Canada recommends cordless window coverings. For more information on the hazard, see Blind Cord Safety.

As of December 8, 2023, the company has received no report of incidents or injuries in Canada.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact Maxxmar Window Fashions for a repair kit and additional instructions.

For more information, consumers can contact Maxxmar Window Fashions by telephone at (416) 742-6299, Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm EST, or by email at

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 147, 200 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

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

Place of Origin

Manufactured in Canada

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



Maxxmar Window Fashions

Toronto, Ontario


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Health Canada
General public
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