- Starting date:
- May 16, 2013
- Posting date:
- May 16, 2013
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Household Items
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety, Physical Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Vertical blinds manufactured by Budget Blinds Mfg. Ltd.
This recall involves all vertical blinds manufactured by Budget Blinds Mfg. Ltd. The blinds are custom made in various dimensions and colours.
Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled blinds pose a strangulation hazard by having exposed looped operating cords. Young children may pull looped cords around their neck.
Neither Health Canada nor Budget Blinds Mfg. Ltd. has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these blinds.
For more information on the hazard, see Blind Cord Safety.
Approximately 375 of the recalled blinds were sold in Canada since April 2009.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold at a time when the Corded Window Covering Products Regulations came into force in April 2009, and were sold until February 2013.
Corded window covering products sold before 2009 may not have safety devices, warning labels and instructions to keep pull cords out of the reach of children.
Place of origin
Manufactured in Canada.
Budget Blinds Mfg., Ltd.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blinds and contact Budget Blinds Mfg. Ltd. to arrange for a repair of the product.
For additional information, consumers may contact the manufacturer by email or by telephone at 1-780-488-8383, Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.