New Redesigned Corded Window Blinds and Shades Causing Injuries and Deaths in Kids

ST. LOUIS, MO (PRWEB) OCTOBER 25, 2016 As Window Covering Safety Month comes to an end, Parents for Window Blind Safety (PFWBS) reminds consumers to check their window coverings for exposed pull/tilt cords (of any length) and loose inner cords. Parents should be aware that even newly purchased window coverings can cause strangulation if they have cords. In July 2016, a 2 year old girl died when she hung on the cord of a horizontal blind that was manufactured in … Read More

How to Plan for a Child’s Funeral

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If you are reading this, chances are you or someone you know has been thrust into the club that no one wants to join— the club no one wished existed. And yet here you are. And while you might feel overwhelmed and alone at this point in your grief journey, know that others have gone before you and walked a similar path. It is from the experiences of other grieving parents that PFWBS has compiled suggestions that hopefully will provide … Read More

SelectBlinds.com Cuts the Cords for Kids

Today, SelectBlinds.com took the PFWBS #GoCordless challenge and threw out all their custom corded inventory for the sake of kids. Parents for Window Blind safety applauds SelectBlinds.com for becoming the first custom retailer to #GoCordless. Since 1983, 12 children have died each year and many more suffered permanent brain injuries from strangling in window covering cords. The rate of injuries and deaths has not been significantly reduced since the hazard was first identified in 1983. These deaths and injuries involve children who … Read More

Are You In?

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Today is all about YOU. Are you ready to do something to stop this deadly epidemic once and for all? Would you be willing to help cure a problem that has been taking the lives of children? A problem that has existed for decades? Do you have the desire to end window blind accidents to protect future generations? In 5 minutes you could be the hero to a small child. A healer to a broken heart and an advocate on behalf … Read More

No One Wants to Listen – An Advocate

So many days and nights have passed since my son’s accident. My “new normal” is advocate. Tirelessly trying to save others for an accident that no one told me about. I experience the major highs of victory, a momentary pause of joy. I feel the vicious lows of defeat, tears and hurt in the brokenness. I am an advocate, working to eradicate the real danger that took my child. I am a warrior taking on the industry that has known about this danger for over … Read More

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