B&B Blinds Mini-Blind Recall [Canada]

B&B Blinds Mini-Blind Recall [Canada]

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Canada FlagCanada/Ottawa: B&B Blinds Ltd., Calgary, Alberta establishment, recalls an estimated 10,000 B&B Blinds 1 inch Mini-Blinds from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected failure to meet Canadian Corded Window Coverings Products Regulations and pose consequential strangulation and entanglement hazards, all serious health and safety hazards.

HCSC: http://ht.ly/u1hA30qf6G0

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/72243r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports the following Mini-Blind products are subject to this recall:

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Insolroll Roller Shade Recall [US]

United States FlagUS/Washington: Insolroll recalls some Roller Shades with Solar and Rechargeable Motors due to fire hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/ln3j7

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Insolroll-Recalls-Roller-Shades-with-Solar-and-Rechargeable-Motors/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall includes some Insolroll Roller Shades available with a solar powered motor (model #IN-SOL-R) or rechargeable motor (model #IN-RCG-R). The model numbers are printed on the body of the motor located inside the roller tube. These rechargeable motors on Insolroll interior solar screen and blackout shades have built-in lithium ion batteries that are used with a solar panel charger or plug-in charger.

The 18-inch width by 1-5/16-inch high solar panel charger is white on the interior side and black toward the exterior. The plug-in charger is black and measures about 3-inches high by 1-5/8 inch wide by 1-1/16 inch deep with a 13-foot cord. The motors raise and lower the shades controlled by a hand-held remote control or surface-mounted wall switch. The manufacturer’s name is printed on a sticker on the roller tube that can be seen by taking down the shade and removing the fabric completely.

According to the CPSC, the motor of these Roller Shades has a built-in lithium battery that can overheat while being charged, posing a fire risk. Insolroll has received one report of the motor on the shade overheating and creating a fire. No injuries have been reported.

CPSC recall number: 13-197
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2030
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Blind Clearance Window Shade, Blind Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Blind Clearance Center recalls various Roller Shades, Vertical Blinds for Windows due to strangulation hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/kuomL

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26861r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports its sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled Roller Shades and Vertical Blinds pose a strangulation hazard by having exposed looped operating cords. Young children may pull looped cords around their neck, posing a strangulation hazard.

Health Canada has published a valuable information sheet about the strangulation hazards associated with some Window Blinds and Curtains. You can see it here: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/kids-enfants/sleep-sommeil/curtain_cord-cordons_rideaux-eng.php

HCSC recall number: RA-26861
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1905
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Hunter Douglas Window Covering Recall

US/Washington: Hunter Douglas recalls some Window Coverings due to strangulation hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/fCwjZ

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13707.html 

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