Recall issued for window blinds made in Calgary due to strangulation risk
'Children can become entangled in blind cords, which can quickly lead to strangulation and even death'
Health Canada is recalling window blinds that were manufactured and sold in Calgary over concerns they pose a strangulation hazard.
The recall involves one-inch mini-blinds manufactured by B & B Blinds Ltd.
Health Canada says the problem is that the product has multiple operating cords tied together, creating a loop.
"Young children may pull looped cords around their neck causing a strangulation and entanglement hazard," the department said in its recall bulletin.
"Children can become entangled in blind cords, which can quickly lead to strangulation and even death. Health Canada recommends cordless window coverings."
Customers who have these blinds should inspect them and contact the company, the agency said.
The blinds can be identified by a label on the bottom rail.
There have been no reports of injuries.
Approximately 10,000 units of the recalled products were sold in Canada from 2009 to 2019, mostly in and around Calgary.
Affected consumers can contact B & B Blinds at 403-243-0815.
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