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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

New National Survey Shows Family Tops Physicians When it Comes to Babyproofing Advice

Increased Role of Grandparents Cites Need for Updated Safety Awareness NEW YORK, NY (June 12, 2017)—Families are the top resource when it comes to guidance on baby proofing, according to a recent national survey conducted by the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC). This creates challenges to raising child safety awareness, as new research shows that many grandparents employ outdated health and parenting myths that could potentially and unknowingly pose serious ... Read More

National PSA Launched to Alert Parents of Potential Window Cord Dangers

October is Window Covering Safety Month NEW YORK, NY – October 1, 2017 – October is National Window Covering Safety Month, a time of heightened public awareness of a hidden danger many parents may overlook—the potential strangulation hazards to young children from window covering cords.  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 ... Read More

Window Covering Manufacturers Association Announce Timeline to Update Window Covering Safety Standard

Washington, DC (June 29, 2016) – Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) Executive Director Ralph Vasami issued the following statement today: WCMA is initiating the process to revise the current voluntary window covering safety standard to effectively address the strangulation risk to children from products with accessible cords. As a result of technological advances in the industry, WCMA is optimistic that there is a historic opportunity for this updated standard to further ... Read More