Retailers Go Cordless Today!

Take a moment to think of the movements you have seen come and go throughout your lifetime. Now I encourage you to ponder what worldly issues may be right outside your front door, or more alarming yet, right inside your front door. That’s right, your window blind coverings. Beginning December 15th a walk through your local retailer will look a bit different. What consumers will find are cordless window blind coverings being held in stock rather than the traditional blinds … Read More

Effective Safety Standards Creates Safer Products

PFWBS Is Generating Change  Parents for Window Blind Safety has made educating and advocating for the safety of parents and children alike a priority over the last sixteen years. Linda Kaiser, a crusader in the realm of window blind coverings, has started the ball rolling into an era of improved household safety. When Linda found her one year old daughter, Cheyenne, strangulated by the cord of their blinds everyone was looking around, but Linda was looking for something that hadn’t … Read More

Five Reasons To Go Cordless If You Don’t Have Kids

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Updating our homes seems like a never ending to-do list in our lives.  When thinking about updating, so many things are overlooked that could make a differance in more ways that one.  Consider what covers your windows.  Not only can it make a differnace in how it makes a room look, but some window coverings can make a differance in your utlity bill.  October is Window Covering Safety month but to many, they may overlook going cordless because they don’t … Read More

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

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

My Letter to Jenna Bush Hager

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Dear Jenna, I hate that I am writing you. I hate that my reality is MY reality. I saw beautiful Mila, in your arms on @TODAYshow. You are still glowing. The glow of a first time mom as you hold your precious gift from heaven. I ache. My heart remembers that song, those moments of perfection forever encapsulated in my heart. The day my sweet Colton was born. He was perfection. Looking at my son, seeing his dad and I in him. Holding … Read More

Nationwide Announces Make Safe Happen Program

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As you all know, the issue of home safety is incredibly personal to me and to the members of my family. I have joined together with other parents and concerned advocates in creating our organization in the hope that fewer and fewer parents would experience the kind of loss that I have known. And we’ve been gratified to see the progress we’ve made recently in our efforts to save lives and encourage people to #GoCordless. Recently I shared a Facebook post which … Read More

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