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October is Window Covering Safety Month and Going Cordless for Kids is Easier than Ever ‎

New York, NY (October 1, 2019) - Window covering cords are one of the top five hidden hazards in the home according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). To increase awareness of the potential strangulation hazard that exposed cords can present to kids, the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the CPSC have once again declared October as National Window Covering Safety Month, encouraging parents and caregivers to ... Read More

New National Survey Finds Most Consumers are ‎ Aware of Strangulation Risk Posed by Certain Corded Window Coverings ‎

NEW YORK, NY (April 8, 2019)—A new national survey from the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) found that 81% of adult consumers including 88% of Generation X (born between 1965-1980) and 78% of Millennials (born between 1981 and 1996), were aware of the strangulation hazard posed to infants and young children from certain corded window coverings. The WCSC study was conducted in a March 2019 survey among 1,000 U.S. adults, ... Read More

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