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.
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.
Why We Do It
The PFWBS Mom-Approved™ program was initially developed to provided clarity to the marketplace. Now that the US. CPSC has approved a new rule for window coverings, the clarity for safe products is getting sharper for consumers. As consumers and retailers navigate thru products in retail stores or online, having your products tested and certified to meet the Mom Approved™ criteria is the best thing that any manufacture could do for their company’s brand. This is an unbiased safety testing program developed by safety experts outside of the window covering industry. Consumers want experiences that are unique, personal, meaningful, and memorable. Our seal brings a Mom’s heroic story that makes a personal connection to the consumer giving them confidence in a product that is safe, high quality and is best for their child and their home.