Sept. 6, 2012—Blind Xpress recalled custom-made horizontal and vertical window blinds, because the blinds don’t have a cord-tensioning device or a device to stop the inner cord. A child might become entangled in a cord loop and face a strangulation hazard.
This recall involves all custom-made Blind Xpress horizontal blinds that don’t have inner cord stop devices, and custom-made vertical blinds that don’t have a cord-tensioning device that attaches to the wall or the floor.
The recalled products were sold at specialty stores for window blinds in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio from January 1995 through December 2011. One report involves a 2-year-old that got strangled in the cord loop of vertical blinds. Consumers should stop using the window blinds and contact Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) to receive a free repair kit.
For more information, call WCSC at 800/506-4636 or go to windowcoverings.org.