Press Release: New Window Covering Voluntary Standard is Step in Right Direction
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New Window Covering Voluntary Standard is Step in Right Direction But Unsafe Corded Products Still Available for Sale and in People’s Homes Washington, DC – A new version of the window covering voluntary standard has been approved that, for the first … Read More

Press Release: New Study Shows More Children are Injured by Window Covering Cords
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Strong Mandatory Standard is Necessary to Reduce Incidents Tips to Protect Children from Window Cord Deaths and Injuries Washington, D.C. – A recently published article in the Journal of Pediatrics entitled, “Pediatric Injuries Related to Window Blind, Shades, and Cords” … Read More

Press Release: Health Canada Pushes for The Strongest Corded Window Covering Safety Standard Worldwide For Kids.
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The current law allows lethal outer and tilt cords that pose safety risks to children. New proposed regulations could eliminate future injuries and deaths on corded window covering products. St. Louis – ST. LOUIS (PRWEB) Parents for Window Blind Safety … Read More

Press Release: Four Children Killed by Window Covering Cords in last Six Weeks Holiday Warning for Consumers with Children: Go Cordless
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Washington D.C. – Today, Parents for Window Blind Safety, Consumer Federation of America, Kids In Danger, Consumers Union, U.S. PIRG and Independent Safety Consulting, urged parents to be cautious this holiday season and to make sure that the window coverings … Read More

Press Release: Two Recent Strangulation Deaths from Window Blind Cords Warning for Consumers: Any Accessible Outer Cords on Window Coverings Can Strangle a Child
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Accidents striking four weeks apart, Reno Mahe’s family and a Chicago family mourn the loss of their children due to unnecessary window covering pull cords. Why is this still happening? St. Louis – As families celebrate the holiday season, two … Read More

Press Release: Parents for Window Blind Safety Releases New PSA After Child Safety Devices Continue To Fail. Safety Experts from PFWBS Urge Consumers to Go Cordless in their homes
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St. Louis – As Window Covering Safety Month comes to an end, Parents for Window Blind Safety (PFWBS) reminds consumers to check their window coverings for exposed pull/tilt cords (of any length) and loose inner cords. Parents should be aware that … Read More

Outrage of the Month: Industry Greed, Three Decades of CPSC Foot-Dragging Contribute to Rising Death Toll in Children
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On April 16, the online publication FairWarning published a disturbing investigative expose describing the staggering number of young children killed or maimed by window blind cords: Over the past three decades, at least 332 children — most younger than age … Read More

Years of Talking, Kids Still Dying
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“How many years of professional courtesy should the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission extend to the window coverings industry before abandoning the voluntary standards process?” asked Sean Kane, president of Safety Research & Strategies, a Massachusetts-based research and advocacy firm. … Read More

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