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Blinds Xpress recalls 450,000 blinds

NEW YORK – Blinds Xpress is recalling more than 450,000 blinds after a 2-year-old girl reportedly strangled in the loop of a vertical blind cord that was not attached to the wall or the floor.

The blinds were sold from January 1995 through December 2011 for between $16 and $380 at stores in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan.

The company, along with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, said Thursday that the recall includes about 139,000 custom-made vertical blinds and 315,000 horizontal blinds.

The incident involving a girl from Commerce Township, Mich., was from 2009.

The recall includes all Blind Xpress custom-made vertical blinds that do not have a cord-tensioning device that attaches to the wall or floor and all horizontal blinds that do not have inner cord stop devices

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