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VanBC Window Blinds recalls 2" Fauxwood Horizontal Blind

Starting date:
July 9, 2015
Posting date:
July 9, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Strangulation Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-54138

Affected products

2" Fauxwood Horizontal Blind

Product description

This recall involves 2" Fauxwood Horizontal Blind manufactured by VanBC Window Blinds. The products are custom made and are available in various colors like Snow White, Dove White and Pearl White and in different sizes.

Hazard identified

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, posing a risk of strangulation.

The blinds also do not have the required hang tag warnings and company information or year of manufacture listed on the product.

Neither Health Canada nor VanBC Window Blinds 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

Approximately 390 of the recalled products were sold by different agents and/or installers in British Columbia or directly at VanBC Window Blinds manufacture.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from May 2015 to June 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.

Companies

Manufacturer
VanBC Window Blinds
#117-12651 80 Ave, V3W 3A6
Surrey
British Columbia
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blinds and contact the agent and/or installer from whom they purchased the product or VanBC Window Blinds directly for a free of charge replacement or to arrange for a repair.

For additional information, consumers may contact VanBC Window Blinds by email or by telephone at (604) 590-0979, Monday to Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

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.