CPSC Commission Meeting | Window Coverings Oral Hearing

CPSC Commission Meeting | Window Coverings Oral Hearing A big THANK YOU to Rachel Weintraub, legislative director at Consumer Federation of America, Oreine Shin from Consumer Reports, Nancy Cowels Executive Director at Kids In Danger, Carol Pollack-Nelson Ph.D. at, Independent Safety Consultants and our founder, Linda Kaiser for your testimonies at U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Public Hearing: Safety Standard for Custom Window Coverings. Thank you all for your continued support on this serious issue. #GoCordless

CPSC Commissioners Voted Unanimously to move forward window covering NPRs

Today, all four US CPSC commissioners voted unanimously to move forward with two notices of proposed rulemakings (NPR) related to window coverings.  The first NPR creates an additional enforcement mechanism for stock window coverings, already covered by a voluntary standard, by deeming non-compliant products to present a substantial product hazard.  The second NPR would establish a mandatory consumer product safety standard for custom window coverings that are not currently covered by a voluntary standard. Commissioner Trumka amended the compliance time … Read More

Twin Brother Becomes Dad’s Hero

Fourteen years ago my daughter was born into our growing family.  My in-laws helped out and put Joe and Tom, our 3-year-old twins, to bed.   After a long day in the hospital with my wife, I went home late in the evening.  I peeped in to see the twins sleeping and went down for my supper.     Later on my way to bed, I checked the twins again and the little guys were still fast asleep. While in … Read More

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

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