‘Tis the Season for Children’s Safety

NEW YORK, NY - As the holidays approach everyone is thinking of parties, presents and family festivities, but we must always be conscious of safety during these jovial times. While we decorate our houses with Christmas trees and menorahs we must make sure to child proof our homes as well. The Window Covering Safety Council is reminding parents of potential window-cord hazards and urging them to retrofit or replace corded ... Read More

New Standard for Window-Coverings Approved

NEW YORK The Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) announced today the approval of the new standard that strengthens window-covering safety in the United States.  The latest revision, ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012, was updated in strict accordance with the internationally-respected American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process and is the sixth revision of the standard since 1996. “U.S. safety standards are already the most stringent in the world, and the new standard goes even ... Read More

WCSC Safety Video

NEW YORK - In its continuing effort to educate consumers about window cord safety, the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC), in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has distributed a window cord safety video to major social networking and video-sharing web sites, as well as local televisions newsroom websites around the country. The video encourages parents and caregivers to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords ... Read More

Remember Safety This Thanksgiving

New York, NY – Thanksgiving is the time of year when friends and family look forward to getting together. As friends and family congregate at a loved one’s house for heaping helpings of turkey and mashed potatoes, be sure to take the proper precautions to ensure everyone’s safety this Thanksgiving. Remember, many family parties will have children present and it is paramount to make sure all potential hazards are taken ... Read More

October Begins Nationwide Window Cord Safety Effort

NEW YORK - The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging parents and caregivers during October to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords that can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children, and to retrofit or replace them with today’s safer products.  WCSC and CPSC recommend that only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords be used ... Read More