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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 use only cordless window covering products or those that have inaccessible cords in homes with young children. This year’s National Window Covering Safety Month theme is: Go Cordless for Kids: It’s Easier than Ever. In December 2018, a new US Safety Standard went into effect requiring all window covering stock products (products commonly sold in retail stores and online that are completely or substantially pre-assembled in advance) to be cordless or have inaccessible cords to reduce the potential strangulation hazardREAD MORE
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 dangling cords which can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. WCSC, CPSC and safety experts strongly recommend that consumers use only cordless window coverings or window coverings with inaccessible cords in homes with young children. The WCSC has just released a national PSA campaign about the potential dangers of corded window coverings to young children and what parents and caregivers can do to help keep children safe. View/share/download here. “CPSC joins with the window covering industry andREAD MORE