Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report: Cyclical Enforcement Project 2017-2018: Corded Window Covering Products Regulations

Fiscal Year 2017-2018

Summary

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 verify industry's compliance of corded window covering products with specific requirements of the Corded Window Covering Products Regulations.

For this project, compliance of select corded window covering products with the Corded Window Covering Products Regulations was determined through an inspection process by which Health Canada inspectors visited establishments and visually inspected relevant products. Compliance to the specific requirements listed under the Regulations was verified by Health Canada inspectors on site.

Prior to initiating this CE project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to determine the presence of corded window covering product companies in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.

During the 2017-2018 fiscal year, visual evaluation of 19 different products was carried out. The evaluation resulted in 2 voluntary recalls, 2 stop sales and 2 stop distributions to address non-compliance. There were 13 instances where no corrective action was required.

Results

Readers should consult the individual recall and safety notices, if applicable, for details of the products subject to this enforcement action.

Compliance of select corded window covering products with the Corded Window Covering Products Regulations
Brand Product Name Source of Sample Determination Corrective Action
Altex Roller Shade Altex No compliance issues detected None
B&B Blinds Cellular Shade - Top Down, Bottom Up, Cordless B&B Blinds No compliance issues detected None
Blinds Brothers Roller Shade - Roller Dusk Xtra Light Grey Blinds Brothers No compliance issues detected None
Blinds to Go Roller Shade Blinds to Go No compliance issues detected None
Charm Enterprises Roller Shade Charm Enterprises Did not meet the hang tag and product origins labelling requirements Stop distribution by Charm Enterprises
Clement L. Draperies Roller Shade Budget Blinds No compliance issues detected None
Concord Shading Systems Inc. Roller Shade Concord Shading Systems Inc. No compliance issues detected None
George N. Jackson Horizontal Blinds -1 inch Aluminum George N. Jackson No compliance issues detected None
H&J Blinds Horizontal Blind H&J Blinds No compliance issues detected None
Harmony Roller Shade Stores et toiles en ligne Did not meet the hang tag labelling requirements Stop Distribution by Stores et toiles en ligne
Jackenson's Horizontal blind Jackenson's Did not meet the bottom rail and hang tag labelling requirements Stop sale by Jackenson's
Levolor Roller Shade Kent Building Supplies No compliance issues detected None
Newco Solar Solutions Roller Shade Newco Solar Solutions No compliance issues detected None
Remington Window Fashions Roller Shade Remington Window Fashions No compliance issues detected None
Remington Window Fashions Horizontal blind Remington Window Fashions No compliance issues detected None
Seber Roller Shade Seber Did not meet the bottom rail and product origins labelling requirements Stop Sale by Seber
Shadex Roller Shade Shadex Textile Manufacturing Ltd. No compliance issues detected None
Sun Glow Roller Shade Sun Glow Window Covering Products of Canada Ltd. Did not meet the operating cord requirement Voluntary recall by Sun Glow Window Covering Products of Canada Ltd.
Sun Shade Blinds Manufacturing Ltd. Horizontal blind Sun Shade Blinds Manufacturing Ltd. Did not meet the operating cord requirement and the hang tag and product origins labelling requirements Voluntary recall by Sun Shade Blinds Manufacturing Ltd.

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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