Consumer product recall

Zebra Blinds recalled due to potential strangulation hazard to children

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Summary

Product
HT Blinds: Zebra Blinds
Issue
Consumer products - Strangulation hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled product and contact HT Blinds for repair.

Affected products

This recall involves HT Blinds: Zebra Blinds which comes in various colours.

Name: ZEBRA BLINDS

Description: ZEBRA BLINDS MANUAL OPERATION

Model: LIGHT FILTERING WITH CHAIN GUARD

Colours: Angora, Marten, Aqua White, Mink, Sable White, Aqua Grey, Full House

Issue

Health Canada has determined that the recalled blinds do not meet the Corded Window Coverings Regulations and pose a strangulation hazard. The product can create loops exceeding 44cm. Young children may pull looped cords around their neck, or become entangled in the cords, causing a strangulation hazard and even death. 

Children can become entangled in blind 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 November 28, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blind and contact HT Blinds for repair.

For more information, consumers can contact HT Blinds by telephone at 604-593-5450, Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm, or by email at service@htblinds.ca

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

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 162 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from May, 2021 to April, 2022.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in Canada

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

Manufacturer

HT BLinds

Surrey, British Columbia

Canada

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-74683