In a bid to create aesthetically pleasing and functional homes, many of us invest in window blinds to enhance our living spaces. However, a recent development has raised concerns about the safety of certain window blinds from SBM Canada, as they have been recalled due to potential strangulation and choking hazards for children. In this blog post, we'll delve into the details of the recall and emphasize the importance of prioritizing safety when it comes to household items.
SBM Canada, a renowned provider of window blinds, has issued a recall for various models due to safety concerns associated with children. The blinds in question pose a risk of strangulation or choking, making it crucial for consumers to take immediate action to protect their families.
The recall encompasses all canvas blinds and Zebra blinds featuring chains, manufactured for residential use from May 2021 to December 2023. These products are offered in various colours and customizable sizes.
Details about the recalled items can be obtained from the label situated on the aluminum bar in the hem and on the top section of the valence. The label displays the production date in the upper left corner, along with the letters 'SBM' followed by a sequence of numbers. Additionally, all blinds labeled with an oval base identified as 'Oval Base' on the label are included in this recall.
The recall is primarily centered around the design features of the window blinds that can lead to entanglement. Cords, loops, or other components that are easily accessible to children can inadvertently become a hazard, posing a risk of strangulation or choking. This serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers that seemingly harmless household items can pose to the youngest members of our families.
Child safety should always be a top priority in every home. As we strive to create comfortable and visually appealing living spaces, it's essential to be mindful of the potential risks associated with household items. Window blinds, in particular, with their cords and mechanisms, can pose a hidden threat if not designed and installed with safety in mind.
If you have window blinds from SBM Canada that are part of the recall, it's crucial to act promptly. Start by identifying the affected models using the information provided by SBM Canada in their recall announcement. Once identified, discontinue use immediately and return it to the point of purchase for repairs.
For more information, consumers can contact SBM Canada by telephone at 514-353-3339, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm EST, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the company website.
The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
To avoid similar incidents in the future, consumers should be proactive in checking the safety features of any window blinds they purchase. Opt for blinds with cordless designs or those equipped with breakaway features that reduce the risk of entanglement. Additionally, regularly inspect existing blinds for any wear and tear, and replace them promptly if signs of damage are observed.
The recall of SBM Canada's window blinds serves as a sobering reminder of the importance of prioritizing safety, especially when it comes to items that are commonplace in our homes. By staying informed about product recalls, being vigilant about potential hazards, and taking swift action when needed, we can create living spaces that are not only beautiful but, most importantly, safe for everyone, especially our children.
If you know a child that has suffered any injury as a result of these SBM blinds, you may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries. Please contact our team at JEWELL RADIMISIS JORGE LL.P for a free initial consultation at 1 (855) 546-2525.