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Funeral for blind death toddler
Muireann McLaughlin
Muireann's funeral took place at St Paul's in Kinross
The funeral of toddler Muireann McLaughlin has been held in Kinross.

The two-year-old died last week after becoming tangled in a window blind cord at her home in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire.

Friends and family, many wearing pink, packed into St Paul's Episcopal Church where the family regularly attend.

During the service, Rev Dr Marie Keston told the congregation that Muireann was a "precious, happy child" who was a part of the church family.

'Profit margin'

On Tuesday the toddler's father called for a ban on looped window blind cords in the wake of the tragedy.

Writing on his Bebo page, Mr McLaughlin said that the production of blinds with looped cords was banned in America.

He wrote: "Cut the damn cords my friends, save yourselves from a tragedy.

"Safety is paramount, the design of these things is fundamentally flawed, no safeguards are in situ.

"Do yourselves and me a favour and campaign about the safety of home products and ask yourselves why a product, banned in the USA 10 years ago, is still being manufactured in this country with good profit margin."

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