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Toddler's death prompts window blinds recall

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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Federal safety officials are recalling more than 450,000 blinds following the strangling death of a toddler.

Official say in 2009, a 2-year-old girl from Commerce Township, Michigan reportedly strangled in the loop of a vertical blind cord that was not attached to the wall or floor.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recall involves about 139,000 custom-made vertical and 315,000 horizontal blinds made by Blind Xpress. 

This recall involves all Blind Xpress custom-made vertical blinds that do not have a cord-tensioning device that attaches to the wall or floor, as well as all horizontal blinds that do not have inner cord stop devices.

The blinds were sold at various blind specialty stores in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana from January 1995 through December 2011 for between $16 and $380. These blinds were made in the United States.

Safety officials urge consumers to immediately stop using the window coverings and contact the Window Covering Safety Council to receive a free repair kit. For more information, contact the WCSC toll-free at 1-800-506-4636 or online.

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