Who We Are

Parents for Window Blind Safety is a non-profit 501c3 that educates the public about the strangulation risk factors on window covering products, advocates for safer standards in the industry, and created the first window covering certification program in 2005, which certifies, tests, and promotes window coverings for safety.

PFWBS has been featured dozens of times in the press particularly in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Consumer Reports Magazine, Parents Magazine, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other publications throughout the United States. They have also been featured on ABC Nightly News, CNN, FOXNEWS, and local news stations all over the world.

The PFWBS Seal of Approval can be found on products in the following retail stores: Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart, and Mendards.

PFWBS also incorporates consulting services for national and international manufacturers of window covering products and window covering safety devices.

How We Do It

Before giving the Lab Tested Mom Approved™ Seal, product samples must be sent to an accredited testing lab for review and analysis to determine if they meet the Lab Tested Mom Approved™ criteria. For products that pass the test, Labs will send a report to the company. Manufactures then must provide an additional sample to the PFWBS Testing Committee for assessment. For products that pass the test, PFWBS will send authorization to use the Seal in their marketing materials.

Our first-class safety criteria eliminates the strangulation risk factors on corded window covering products as set forth in the Trilateral Request of the United States Consumer Products Safety Committee, Health Canada, and the European Commission. Testing fees and annual fees to carry the seal on products do apply.

Parents For Window Blind Safety runs solely on private donations, fundraisers and fees from services we provide to the public.

Why We Do It

The PFWBS Mom-Approved™ program sets the gold standard for window blinds, shades, and shutters. By meeting both industry-standard safety measures and unbiased criteria developed by trusted safety experts, our seal signifies a commitment to the highest safety standards in the world.

When you choose products adorned with our seal, you’re making a choice for safety. Our unbiased criteria exceed industry norms, ensuring your window coverings are not only stylish but have undergone thorough Lab Testing by Parents for Window Blind Safety. Our commitment extends to homes with children and pets, offering you peace of mind in the United States and Canada.

Manufacturers and retailers alike entrust their products to Parents for Window Blind Safety for evaluation and testing, striving to earn our esteemed seal. It’s not just a symbol; it’s a testament to a product’s safety against risks like strangulation, entanglement, or choking. Family safety is our top priority.

The inclusion of the Parents for Window Blind Safety seal in product marketing isn’t just a badge; it’s a mark of excellence. Consumers can easily identify and trust products that bear our seal, making it a valuable asset for retailers and manufacturers looking to stand out in a competitive market.

The PFWBS Mom-Approved™ program isn’t just about recognition; it’s a catalyst for change. By incentivizing companies to prioritize child safety in their designs, Parents for Window Blind Safety is leading the charge toward a safer future. Join us in making safety a top priority – submit your products to the program.