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Window Blinds Recall

The strangulation death of a four year old has prompted the recall of 32,600 window blinds largely sold in the Florida area. About 15,400 horizontal, 16,400 vertical and 800 Cellular Shades from Vertical Land Inc., of Panama City Beach, City and Pensacola, Fla. The blinds were sold at Vertical Land stores from January 1992 through December 2006 for between $60 and $200 (depending on the size of the blind). A sticker identification label can be found on the head rail of some of the window coverings which lists the company’s name, address and telephone number. Consumers should immediately stop using the window coverings and contact Vertical Land at (800) 423-8653 to receive a free retrofit kit.

Credit: CPSC news alert