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

Losing My Mommyness

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Hello my little sweetheart, I just was thinking about how when you where here you were my alarm clock. You woke me in the morning, let me know when it was time to eat all meals, you let me know when it was getting close to naptime, when we were suppose to take a bath and head off to bed. You basically dictated my life and time. When you died, I went thought this phase of losing my mommyness. I … Read More

CPSC Staff Recommends to Grant Window Covering Petition.

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CPSC Must Take Action to Protect Children Washington D.C. (October 1, 2014)—Today, Parents for Window Blind Safety, Consumer Federation of America, Kinds In Danger, Consumers Union and Independent Safety Consulting, applaud the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff for recommending that CPSC take effective action to protect children from the preventable strangulation hazard posed by cords on window coverings. In the briefing package released today, CPSC staff urges CPSC to grant the petition filed by consumer and safety groups in May … Read More

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

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

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

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