CPSC Rule Making Process…How does it work?

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In a nutshell there are  3 voting periods and 3 comment periods which can last 30-90 days then the final ruling.  Typically Industry is given a year but not always guaranteed a year. Optional Step: Advance Notice Proposed Rulemaking Staff directed to prepare briefing package for possible advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) Staff completes ANPR briefing package (including description and market information about product; discussion of incidents involving product; summery of any existing standards; overview of alternatives to address risk). Package is reviewed by … Read More

Department of Defense and CPSC working together for safety!

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

Spring Special! 20% off Advertising and Testing Services!

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PFWBS is jumping into Spring with a 20% off special for advertising and Testing Services!     There are so many brilliant products on the market that have the best child safety features available!  We would like to bring these products to the forefront of the market in advertising so safety conscience parents can make an educated decision for their window coverings.  PFWBS receives daily questions on which products are truly safe for children.  Our Seal of Approval gives consumers and parents confidence … Read More

10 Years of Advocacy

Ten Years ago Parents for Window Blind Safety was established in November 2002 by my husband and I, after losing our precious daughter, Cheyenne Rose to child strangulation. You might wonder, why did we do this?  What is our purpose?  This was a preventable death.  If my husband and I would have been educated about the inner cord dangers of window covering products it would have never happened.  I would never have had to read on my daughter’s death certificate … Read More

No Cleats, No Cords, No Tassels……..Go Cordless in October!

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The most recent story in the news today is about a little girl named Isabella. This month is window covering safety month.  PFWBS recommends cordless or cord-free window coverings in homes with children 8 years and younger.  According to CPSC data children 8 years and younger have died or been injured on ANSI compliant window coverings that include safety devices such as “safety tassels”, “Break away tassels”, “cord joiners”, cords tied up in cleats, and faulty tie down devices.   Children … Read More

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