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Recall - Vertican Pleated Blinds in Tow Styles

Web posted on January 06, 2014

Health Canada is issuing a product safety recall for the Corded Top-down Bottom-up Pleated Shade greater than 71 cm (28 inches) wide and Corded Bottom-up Pleated Shades greater than 71 cm (28 inches) wide

The recalled shades are custom made to order and are available in various dimensions, colours and materials. Only those corded Top-down Bottom-up and Bottom-up pleated shades that are greater than 71 centimetres (28 inches) wide are affected by this recall.

The affected units have product codes PC-40 and PC-41, with dates between January 1, 2011 and December 15, 2013. The product and dates codes can be located on the head rail of the product.

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled shades pose a strangulation hazard by having exposed looped operating cords. Young children may pull looped cords around their neck, posing a risk of strangulation.

Neither Health Canada nor Blinds by Vertican has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these shades.

The recalled blinds were manufactured in Canada by Blinds by Vertican Inc., Medicine Hat, Alberta. Approximately 171 Top-down Bottom-up Pleated Shades and 738 Bottom-up Pleated Shades.

The recalled products were sold from January 1, 2011 to December 9, 2013 at various retailers across Canada.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blinds and contact the retailer where they purchased the product to arrange for a repair.

For additional information, consumers may contact the manufacturer by email or by telephone at 1-800-661-1052 ext. 103, Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST.


For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at hc-sc.gc.ca.

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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