PFWBS works very closely with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The USCPSC is the government agency that regulates product safety in the United States. Reporting an accident is vital in helping the government, manufactures and advocates work together in creating safer products and environments for children.
Many products involved in accidents include:
- Safety tassels on the cords
- Break away cord consolidators
- Broken tension devices on continuous loop cords
- One cord that was wrapped around
- Cords that are tied up high in safety cleats
Our goal is to educate the public about the hazards of these products and encourage stronger and safer innovation from the Industry.
If you know of a child who has been injured or killed by the cords of a window covering, please fill out this form. PFWBS collects this information so that we can keep track of the accidents, document the product that injured the child, and use this information to work on getting that particular brand of window cords recalled through the US CPSC.
Parents who have lost their children to strangulation often face many questions by the police and sometimes the Department of Family Services. While it is normal for these agencies to do their jobs, there are many times these agencies are not educated on the various ways children can get trapped in window covering cords. In the past, we have educated law officials who had never heard of these types of strangulation. We have helped families in the past who were being wrongfully accused of the death of their child. If you need legal help, please contact us.
We are so sorry that your child was injured. If you need to contact us by phone, please do not hesitate to call us at (314) 494-7890. Please see our How to Help page if you are interested in helping us fight for safer products for our children.