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
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
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
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
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
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
Yesterday I was online surfing the web for some girls nursery ideas to help me plan for my daughters nursery. After viewing countless images I came across the pictures below. Most of these were designed professionally. Okay, so you get my point? Not only should we be educating parents, but also there are a lot of designers and professionals that are just as oblivious to the dangers of window covering … Read More
Friday a 5 year old boy nearly strangled to death from the cords of a window blind.