A two-year-old girl reportedly hung herself from the cord attached to window blinds manufactured by Blind Xpress. Around 450,000 vertical and horizontal sets are now being recalled. The vertical blinds have an adjustment cord that hangs free and presents a strangulation hazard to children. The inner cords for the horizontal blinds can be pulled out by the child because they have no stop device and thus present a strangulation hazard as well. The recalled blinds were made from 1995 to 2011 and sold in the states of Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Consumers should stop using them immediately and get in touch with the Window Covering Safety Council for repair information.
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