Product recall: Visionary blinds create choking risk for kids

Product recall: Visionary blinds create choking risk for kids

An urgent warning has been issued for people who had a particular kind of blind installed by a Victorian company this year following child safety fears.

Customers who purchased roller blinds with cords or bead chains installed by Visionary Blinds are being asked to contact the manufacturer immediately.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued the mandatory warning after finding that the blinds do not comply with the safety standard for the installation of corded internal windows.

If the blinds are installed incorrectly, the cord or bead chains can create a strangulation hazard for young children whose heads may get caught in the material.

The warning only relates to binds installed between January 1 and June 30 this year.

Affected consumers are advised to contact Visionary Blinds to make arrangements to have the safety concern remedied.

This will require copies of the correct warning and installation labels to be sent to them for attachment to the blinds or in some cases will require a technician to reaffix the labels.

For further information, Visionary Blinds can be contacted via info@visionaryblinds.com.au or by phone on 0435 947 106.

Visionary Blinds were contacted for comment.

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