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Blind Xpress Window Blinds Recalled

Date:
September 6, 2012
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
Blind Xpress
The Danger:
Blind Xpress custom vertical blinds have an adjustment cord that forms a loop that is not attached to the wall or floor. In some instances, this loop has a weighted device at the bottom. The custom horizontal blinds do not have inner cord stop devices to prevent the accessible inner cords from being pulled out. A child can become entangled in a cord loop and strangle. In 2009, a 2-year-old girl from Commerce Township, Mich. reportedly strangled in the loop of a vertical blind cord that was not attached to the wall or floor.
Description:
This recall involves about 139,000 Blind Xpress custom-made vertical blinds that do not have a cord-tensioning device that attaches to the wall or floor, as well as about 315,000 horizontal blinds that do not have inner cord stop devices.
Sold At:
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.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the window coverings and contact the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) to receive a free repair kit. For more information, contact the WCSC toll-free at (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit www.windowcoverings.org
For More Information:
cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12273.html