Latest Safety Tips For Window Covering Safety

During the month of October, chosen as National Window Covering Safety Month, Parents for Window Blind Safety joins Sunburst Shutters to raise awareness around window safety for children and at home who could be at-risk of the potential dangers that corded window treatments pose. While, earlier this year in January, after 17 years of advocacy from PFWBS, The Window Covering Manufacturing Association, (WCMA) imposed a new safety standard that removed hazardous cords on stock window coverings in the USA.  It’s … Read More

The Law of Concealment: How Section 6B is Keeping Consumers In The Shade About Hazardous Products.

It can feel like the more you know, the less you actually know.  With recent concerns rising among mothers and those who advocate for them and the children they purchase products for, I feel compelled to ask the public the same three questions I didn’t know the answers to. Who are the CPSC? What is all this talk about Section 6 (b)? How does Section 6 (b) protect manufacturers while prohibiting CPSC to do their job and putting the general … Read More

Why Canada Published The Corded Window Covering Regulation Surpassing USA Standard.

  Today, Canada announced that they will not harmonize their Corded Window Covering Regulation with the USA 2018 ANSI/WCMA Window Covering standard. Rather, Health Canada has published the strongest and safest regulation for corded window coverings in the world in order to help guide manufacturers in producing the safest products for the environments where our children live and visit.   The Heart of the Matter Our founder, Linda Kaiser, began working on the U.S. standard development process for corded window … Read More

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

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