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Historic Safety Standard to Eliminate Majority of Corded Window Coverings from U.S. Market Takes Effect

New York, NY (December 13, 2018) – A vast majority of window covering products sold in the United States will be cordless or have inaccessible or short cords, as a result of a new safety standard that goes into effect on December 15, 2018.  This new requirement applies to stock products, sold in stores and online, which accounts for more than 80 percent of all window covering products sold in ... Read More

Parents and Caregivers Urged to Check for Potential Window Cord Dangers

October is Window Covering Safety Month NEW YORK, NY – October 1, 2018 – October is National Window Covering Safety Month. This month is a time for raising public awareness of the hidden danger of corded window coverings. The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging consumers to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords, and recommending they use only ... Read More

Window Covering Manufacturers Association Announces Historic New Window Covering Safety Standard

New York, NY (UPDATED January 25, 2018)–The Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) announced today the approval of a new window covering safety standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) that will require a vast majority of window covering products sold in the United States and Canada to be cordless or have inaccessible or short cords.  The new safety standard, ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2018, strengthens window-covering safety by requiring that all stock ... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions On The New Window Covering Safety Standard

What does the new standard do? The new safety standard will ensure that a vast majority of window covering products sold in the United States and Canada will be cordless or have inaccessible or short cords by requiring that all stock products (items sold in stores and online)—which account for more than 80 percent of all window covering products sold in the U.S. and Canada — to be cordless or ... Read More

Window Covering Manufacturer’s Association Statement on Upcoming Revisions to Window Covering Safety Standard

The window covering industry has been working diligently to reduce strangulation risks by developing the most significant change to the window covering safety standard ever, as result of substantial work by the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) and its members, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and safety advocates, which will require that all stock products, sold in stores and online—which accounts for more than 80 percent of all window covering products sold in the ... Read More
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