Consumer product recall

Western Window Coverings Ltd. recalls 2 inch Faux Wood Horizontal Blind

Starting date:
June 5, 2015
Posting date:
June 5, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Strangulation Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-53689

Affected products

2 inch Faux Wood Horizontal Blind

Product description

This recall involves Horizontal / Venetian Blinds with a slat size of 5.0 centimetres (two inches).  The products are custom made to order in various sizes and colours. 

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled blinds pose a strangulation hazard by not having an inner cord stop.  Inner cord stops are devices that prevent an inner cord from being pulled and forming a loop in which young children may pull around their neck, posing a risk of strangulation.

Neither Health Canada nor Western Window Coverings has received reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these blinds.

For more information on the hazard, see Blind Cord Safety.

Number sold

Up to 130 blinds have been sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled blinds were sold in Canada between October 2014 and May 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada

Companies

Manufacturer

Western Window Coverings Ltd.

Calgary

Alberta

CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blinds and contact Western Window Coverings Ltd. for instructions.

For additional information, consumers may contact the manufacturer by email or by telephone at (403) 285-6697.

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.