Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report: Cyclical Enforcement Project 2017-2018: Corded Window Covering Products Regulations
Fiscal Year 2017-2018
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.
Readers should consult the individual recall and safety notices, if applicable, for details of the products subject to this enforcement action.
|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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