Hidden Hazards in the Home

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Below is an excerpt from an article written by KidsInDanger on the problem of hidden hazards in the homes that parents overlook. “Here’s the problem: From these stories, we see an obvious disconnect between recalls and public awareness—whether it be a parent, childcare provider, or state inspector! The ineffectiveness of recalls has resulted in countless child injuries and deaths. To keep our children safe, regulators and manufacturers – and the public — need to do more to get recalled products … Read More

Cordless Giveaway Contest Winners!

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A big thanks to all of you who participated in Window Covering Safety Month.  These accidents are so preventable!  There is a cure!  We can end the deaths and injuries of children.  This month many of you worked hard to promote this giveaway which raised a ton of awareness on hazardous window coverings.  Before we announce the winners we would also like to thank Intercrown LTD for participating in this giveaway.   See the video of the prizes below. For … Read More

Remembering Cheyenne 11 Years later

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Today we remember Cheyenne Rose Kaiser who lost her life from the inner cords of a window blind.                                           Cheyenne was the twin sister of Seth Kaiser, beloved younger sister of Madeleine Kaiser and older sister to Yahna and Sophia Kaiser.  She loved to play with her brother and sister.  She loved to swing and play peekaboo.  She will forever … Read More

Consumer and Safety Organizations Petition the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to Issue Mandatory Standards to Make Window Covering Cords Safer for Children

HAPPY 12th BIRTHDAY CHEYENNE ROSE!!!! For Petition click here.   http://www.consumerfed.org/pdfs/window-covering-petition-final.pdf                  For Immediate Release                                    Contact: Rachel Weintraub, CFA (202) 939-1012 May 23, 2013                                                                               Linda Kaiser, PFWBS (314) 494-7890 Carol Pollack-Nelson, ISC (301) 340-2912   Consumer and Safety Organizations Petition the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to Issue Mandatory Standards to Make Window Covering Cords Safer for Children        Voluntary Standard Process Has Failed to Eliminate Strangulation Risk for Children … Read More

Department of Defense and CPSC working together for safety!

A big applaud to CPSC for their letter on safety to the Department of Defense warning military housing partners of the dangers of corded window coverings. http://www.acq.osd.mil/ie/download/DoD-CPSC%20Home%20Child%20Safety%20-%20Apr%2029%202013.pdf CPSC has record of at least 10 or more deaths and injuries over the past few decades on military housing facilities and rented homes.  PFWBS wrote letters along with families who had lost their children asking for something to be done on military bases.  Articles were written about our concern with military housing … Read More

Spring Special! 20% off Advertising and Testing Services!

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PFWBS is jumping into Spring with a 20% off special for advertising and Testing Services!     There are so many brilliant products on the market that have the best child safety features available!  We would like to bring these products to the forefront of the market in advertising so safety conscience parents can make an educated decision for their window coverings.  PFWBS receives daily questions on which products are truly safe for children.  Our Seal of Approval gives consumers and parents confidence … Read More

10 Years of Advocacy

Ten Years ago Parents for Window Blind Safety was established in November 2002 by my husband and I, after losing our precious daughter, Cheyenne Rose to child strangulation. You might wonder, why did we do this?  What is our purpose?  This was a preventable death.  If my husband and I would have been educated about the inner cord dangers of window covering products it would have never happened.  I would never have had to read on my daughter’s death certificate … Read More

No Cleats, No Cords, No Tassels……..Go Cordless in October!

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The most recent story in the news today is about a little girl named Isabella. This month is window covering safety month.  PFWBS recommends cordless or cord-free window coverings in homes with children 8 years and younger.  According to CPSC data children 8 years and younger have died or been injured on ANSI compliant window coverings that include safety devices such as “safety tassels”, “Break away tassels”, “cord joiners”, cords tied up in cleats, and faulty tie down devices.   Children … Read More

Going on Vacation? What do you do about the cords?

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This past week I went on vacation to the lake.  We rented a nice cabin that had deadly cords all over the place.   I have a 16 month old little girl who is in to EVERYTHING! So of course I couldn’t even begin to relax until I figured out a way to make these window coverings safe before I did anything else.  I ran to Walmart and bought some cloth spins.   I went around to each window and used … Read More

Product Safety Testing

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We want to introduce to you one of our product safety testing engineers, John Williamson.  John has been with PFWBS for about 6 years now helping with testing in Australia and also in the United States.   John has found a tie down device in Australia that does not meet the Australian safety standards.  Keep reading for his findings and also click the YouTube video below to watch him test the product and see why it doesn’t pass the test. … Read More

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