Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report: Corded Window Covering Products: Corded Window Covering Products
Cyclical Enforcement Project: Corded Window Covering Products Regulations
Fiscal Year 2015/2016
The Consumer Product Safety Program (CPSP) administers and enforces the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and regulations made under it.
The purpose of this Cyclical Enforcement (CE) project was to focus on corded window covering products which are subject to the Corded Window Covering Products Regulations.
For this project, the compliance of select corded window covering products with the Corded Window Covering Products Regulationswas determined through an assessment of test reports and visual verification of product labels received from industry by Health Canada inspectors.
Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP did not carry out a market survey to quantify the presence of corded window covering products stakeholders in Canada. Targets were selected from a list of previously known corded window covering products stakeholders.
Over the course of the 2015/16 fiscal year, assessments of 21 test reports and visual verification of labels were carried out. The inspections resulted in three recalls, four stop sale, and nine stop distributions. Five inspected products did not require corrective action.
Readers should consult the individual recall notices for details of the products subject to this enforcement action.
|Brand||Product Name||Source of Sample||Determination||Corrective Action|
|Blind Clearance Center||Roller shade||Blind Clearance Center||Label violations and performance violation||Stop sale by Blind Clearance Center|
|Bouclair||Horizontal faux wood blind||Bouclair||None identified||No action required|
|Colours & Colours||2" Fauxwood Horizontal Blind||Colours & Colours Window Coverings Ltd.||Documents not provided to Health Canada within 15 days after the request and label violations||Stop distribution by Colours & Colours Window Coverings Ltd.|
|Custom made product - no brand name available||2" Horizontal Blind||Western Window Coverings Ltd.||Strangulation hazard||Voluntary recall by Western Window Coverings Ltd.|
|Custom made product - no brand name available||Top down bottom up blind||B&B Blinds||Documents not provided to Health Canada within 15 days after the request, label violations and performance violation||Stop sale by B&B Blinds|
|Custom made product - no brand name available||Roman blind||Kingswood Drapery Service Ltd.||Strangulation hazard||Voluntary recall by Kingswood Drapery Service Ltd.|
|Dastex||Wood horizontal blind||Dastex||Documents not provided to Health Canada within 15 days after the request||Stop distribution by Dastex|
|Fraser||Roller shade||Fraser Shading Systems Inc.||Label violations||Stop distribution by Fraser Shading Systems Inc.|
|Habitat||Roller Shade||Habitat Blinds and Shading Systems Ltd.||Label violation||Stop distribution by Habitat Blinds and Shading Systems Ltd.|
|Havana||2" Fauxwood Horizontal Blind||Havana Blinds & Closets Inc.||Documents not provided to Health Canada within 15 days after the request and label violations||Stop distribution by Havana Blinds & Closets Inc.|
|Hometrends||2" Faux Wood Window Blind||Wal-Mart Canada Corp.||None identified||No action required|
|La Belle Vénitienne||Roller Zheer Elegance||La Belle Vénitienne||None identified||No action required|
|Novo||Zebra shade||Novo Blinds||Label violations and performance violation||Stop sale by Novo Blinds|
|Odassy||Odassy Cellular Blind||The Blind Factory||Documents not provided to Health Canada within 15 days after the request||Stop distribution by The Blind Factory|
|Sol-R||Alternating Shade||Sol-R||Documents not provided to Health Canada within 15 days after the request||Stop distribution by Sol-R|
|Style Selections||Style Selections Mocha Vinyl 2-in Slat Room Darkening Horizontal Blind||Lowes||None identified||No action required|
|SVM||Horizontal||SVM Stores Vénitiens Manufacturiers Inc.||Documents not provided to Health Canada within 15 days after the request||Stop distribution by SVM Stores Vénitiens Manufacturiers Inc.|
|Toile Ultimex||Eclipse Blind||Toile Ultimex||Documents not provided to Health Canada within 15 days after the request||Stop sale by Toile Ultimex|
|VanBC||2" Fauxwood Horizontal Blind||VanBC Window Blinds||Strangulation hazard||Voluntary recall by VanBC Window Blinds|
|Winstar||Roller Shade||Winstar||Documents not provided to Health Canada within 15 days after the request||Stop distribution by Winstar|
|Woodvue||Horizontal Blind 2"||Carsan||None identified||No action required|
Disclaimer: A systematic bias is applied during inspection and sampling. Products are not randomly selected but are chosen because they are deemed by the inspector to be more likely to not meet health and safety requirements due to characteristics that are observed. Due to this biased nature of sampling and the fact that sample sizes within CE projects are very small, the findings of CE projects are not intended to reflect overall market compliance unless otherwise stated. Note that these summary reports relate only to the product(s) actually tested and the specific criteria indicated. Testing by Health Canada does not represent approval or endorsement of the product(s).
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