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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

Window Covering Manufacturers Association Launches Process to Update Corded Window Covering Safety Standard

Washington, October 29, 2015 – The Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) announced today that it has initiated the process of revising the voluntary corded window covering safety standard.  The update to the standard will be done in strict accordance with the internationally-respected American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process and will be the seventh revision of the standard since 1996. “The current U.S. standard, ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012, last updated in 2012, is already ... Read More

First “Best for Kids” Certified Window Covering Products Available Online with In-Store Products Available by Year End

First “Best for Kids” Certified Window Covering Products Available  Online with In-Store Products Available by Year End  New Safety Program to Help Consumers and Retailers Easily  Identify Window Covering Products for Homes with Young Children Washington, October 7, 2015 – WASHINGTON — The Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) today announced that retailers have made the first Best for Kids certified products available online, with in-store products expected to be on shelves ... Read More

Check These Safety Tips Off Your Spring Cleaning To-Do List

These tips from the Window Covering Safety Council can help keep your home safe for children NEW YORK, NY – April is the perfect time to clean out your home and get a fresh, organized start to the spring season. There is nothing like that first warm day where you can open all of the windows and let fresh air into the house while you clean. While chores like vacuuming and ... Read More

Window Covering Industry Launches “Best for Kids” Program

New Safety Program to Help Consumers and Retailers Easily Identify Products for Homes with Young Children WASHINGTON — The Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) today announced the industry’s first third-party certification program designed to help consumers and retailers identify window covering products that are certified as best suited for use in homes with young children. The new Best for Kids program will require products that manufacturers want to be part ... Read More