There are a few groups that I work with on a regular basis and there are a few I would love to do more to help. One of the ones that has helped our family tremendously and that I would love to do more to help is the Parents for Window Blind Safety.
Did you know that blind manufactures banned all blind cords as of last year? You may not realize just how dangerous they are and how much damage they can do. If you have blinds in your home, now is the time to replace them. Go cordless. Parents for Window Blind Safety (PWBS) has fought hard over the past several years to make this happen.
Parents for Window Blind Safety: Bringing Cases to the Forefront
One of the biggest ways that PWBS has brought light to the trouble of cords is by bringing families to the forefront. It is easy to dismiss something as not really a hazard if you don’t have a name or face to put to the problem. Our family was one of those brought to the forefront. A few years ago my sister and nephew shared Bobby’s story
We lost our miracle boy last summer. This never would have happened if there weren’t blind cords in the home.
Parents for Window Blind Safety: Still Working
While the manufactures have stopped producing blinds with cords, there are still thousands of blinds in homes across the nation that need to be removed and fixed. If your home is one, please don’t think twice and go cordless, remove the blinds and think about the safety of all in your home. You may think oh this is something that would only happen to younger children but the fact is that it happens to all ages and sizes of children. While you may think your family is safe because you are using a cleat or wind up, kids can reach them, undo cords and danger is all over the place.