Chicology Cordless 1-inch Vinyl Mini Blinds recalled due to strangulation and choking hazards to children
Immediately stop using the recalled mini blinds and contact Chicology for a refund.
This recall involves Chicology Mini Blinds UPC: 8 12030 03236 0, Model VNBGW4348. The UPC number can be found on the packaging material. The product itself does not have a label displaying UPC or Model number.
Health Canada has determined that the recalled blinds do not meet the Corded Window Coverings Regulations and pose a strangulation and choking hazard. The various configurations of the products can create loops exceeding 44cm. Young children may pull looped cords around their neck causing a strangulation and entanglement hazard. Health Canada has also determined that the bottom rail end caps may detach, creating a hazardous small part, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Children can become entangled in blind cords, which can quickly lead to strangulation and even death. Health Canada recommends cordless window coverings. For more information on the hazard, see Blind Cord Safety.
As of September 7, 2022, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Chicology mini blinds and contact the company to arrange and refund.
For more information, consumers can contact Chicology by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 1-866-999-6188 Monday - Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm PST.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.
The company reported that 687 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.
Time Period Sold
The affected products were sold in October 2019 to July 2022.
Place of Origin
Manufactured in Vietnam
Chicology - 801 Baldwin Park Blvd, CA 91766