Gone in seconds

I lost my son Colton Shero on October 17, 2013. He was two days away from his 2nd birthday. Colton was playing in our family room playing with his 3 yr. old brother Stan. The boys had been playing in that room for their entire lives and we had done this every single day. That morning was so ordinary. I looked at my watch and realized that it was getting close to nap time and decided to go into the … Read More

In An Instant

Two weeks ago, we introduced our new awareness video, In An Instant. Now with over 17,000 views in two weeks, it has made a small impact. It was an amazing experience to take an idea from our heads and see it come alive in film. When writing this script we felt that is was important to convey that these accidents are silent, can happen at anyone’s home and can happen in seconds. We used a product that was compliant with … Read More

Cords don’t just kill, they severely injure children.

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Below you will read a heartbreaking story of a little baby boy who was bright, curious, happy and most of all healthy. As always, PFWBS tells the public to Go Cordless because even with window coverings retrofitted, children can still strangle on the accessible cords. Bobby’s Story Bobby was born a very healthy baby on September 7, 2004. He had always been healthy unlike his older brother Billy who was a year older and had always had health and development … Read More

Four Children Killed by Window Covering Cords in Three Weeks

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Must Take Action to Protect Children Washington D.C. (March 4, 2014)—Today, Parents for Window Blind Safety, Consumer Federation of America,   and Independent Safety Consulting, called on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to take effective action to protect children from the preventable stragulation hazard posed by cords on window coverings in light of four children’s deaths in three weeks. In twenty two days, four children strangled to death from cords on a window … Read More

2013 Deadly Nursery, Toddler and Play Room Designs

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These 2013 photos were taken from various sources on the internet.  Some 2013 nursery designs were designed by famous interior designers, some local designers, some DIY design ideas and one contest winner from The Washington Post Newspaper. Deadly window covering cords are overlooked not only by common people, but also the wealthy, educated, and famous. We will look at nursery designs, then toddler playroom designs. Ok, I must mention the cord cleat on the wall in the photo below. Although … Read More

Window Covering Safety is a Global Issue, not limited to Canada and USA

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Maha Sultan Mohammad was 3 years old.  This past Saturday her mother found Maha unresponsive hanging from a window covering cord in their  home located in Dibba, Fujairah.Dibba Al-Fujairah is the name of a settlement in the emirate of Fujairah located on the North east part of the United Arab Emirates. It is geographically part of the Dibba region. Maha’s father was quoted in the Gulf News Article “A hospital report stated that Maha had accidentally hanged herself. She got caught … Read More

CPSC Rule Making Process…How does it work?

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In a nutshell there are  3 voting periods and 3 comment periods which can last 30-90 days then the final ruling.  Typically Industry is given a year but not always guaranteed a year. Optional Step: Advance Notice Proposed Rulemaking Staff directed to prepare briefing package for possible advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) Staff completes ANPR briefing package (including description and market information about product; discussion of incidents involving product; summery of any existing standards; overview of alternatives to address risk). Package is reviewed by … Read More

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