How safe are your window coverings?

Does your window covering pass the 7.25 inch test? Is one pull cord really safer? Do children still die with pull cords tied up out of reach? Do short cords prevent all strangulations? What is inner cord strangulation?


Parents for Window Blind Safety, a national 501 C (3) non-profit organization, was founded in 2002 by Matt and Linda Kaiser.

PFWBS has been featured 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.

What We Do

PFWBS was created to support parents whose children have been seriously injured or killed by dangerous cords, to educate consumers about the dangers of accessible window covering cords in homes, daycare facilities, and military housing, to help create safer standards in the industry, to encourage industry to innovate safer products, and to test window coverings products for safety.

Grief Support

The loss of a child is an especially devastating pain – it’s not the natural order of life. It can squeeze your heart and make it hard to breathe, and even harder to find the will to live.

Safety Testing

Parents for Window Blind Safety is the only unbiased non-profit organization that tests and approves window coverings to reduce child strangulation hazards.

Report An Accident

If you know a friend or loved on who has accidently strangled on the cords of a window blinds, please click here! We collect this information to keep track accidents, document the product that injured the child, and use this information as a way to improve product safety and give factual information to the public.


PFWBS has the most up to-date statistical information you will find nationally. If you need help accessing information, please send us an email.

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