What’s Happening in Australia

Did you know PFWBS also has a branch in Australia run by John Williamson?  John works hard trying to get installers to have certification to install window coverings down under.  John’s Granddaughter Meesha died from a beaded looped chain that was attached to the wall with double sided tape instead of being properly installed with screws.

Injuries from cords can be devastating

We wanted to share this post with the world in order to create more awareness of the hazards of window covering cords. Not all children die. Some live through the accident such as this little girl, Ashley. One of the many reasons PFWBS was founded was not only to support parents through their grief but to get them help when accusations are running wild after such an accident. Many states with family services are not educated on how children can … Read More

CPSC Chairman’s speech

Last week was the first week CPSC has said anything about the WCMA/ANSI standard that is under the canvass process as I am writing this.  I wanted to share this with the world since I don’t think this will hit the papers.

Consumer Confusion

  Every once in a while we will take a trip to the store and walk through the window covering section to see if things have changed on boxed window coverings.  Today we walked through Kmart and found Nein Made window blinds in boxes of all sizes.  All of the window blinds had the same packaging.  On the front of the boxes it reads, “child safety wand enclosed” making it seem that there are no cords on the product.  As … Read More

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