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Blinds, stoves being recalled

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -  Vertical Land is recalling about 32,000 of its horizontal, vertical and cellular shades.

The blinds do not have inner cord stops to prevent those cords from being pulled out. One child has died by strangulation from the blind cord. Customers should contact Vertical Land at 1-800-506-4636 for information to receive a free retrofit kit.

Also, the deaths of two other children lead to the recall of almost 5,000,000 roll up blinds and Roman shades. Lewis Hyman blinds and Roman shades can pose a strangulation hazard to children if they get entangled in loops. One child died in 2007 and another died in 2008 from strangulation. Call Lewis Hyman, toll free, at 1-877-354-5457 to get a free repair kit.

In other consumer news, 200,000 Frigidaire and Kenmore stoves are being recalled due to a fire hazard. This recall involves frigidaire, frigidaire gallery, frigidaire professional and kenmore elite smoothtop electric ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays.

Depending on the model of the stove, the surface heating elements turn on spontaneously, fails to turn off after being switched off -- or heats to different temperatures than selected.

Frigidaire has received 126 reports of such incidents. Consumers should stop using the ranges immediately and contact Frigidaire at 1-800-449-9812 to schedule a free repair. For further details, visit www.smoothtoprangerecall.com -- the firm's recall website.

Images of the above items being recalled can be found at www.cpsc.gov -- the website for the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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