Historic Safety Standard to Eliminate Majority of Corded Window Coverings from U.S. Market Takes Effect

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 the U.S. The new standard also adds requirements for corded custom window products as well. Corded window coverings can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and children and are one of the “top five hidden hazards in American homes,” according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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Lauren Shirley
Launch Your Career with WCAA

When Tracie Bresnahan first heard about the Window Coverings Association of America, she had no idea that fifteen years later she would be the president of the Association. WCAA brought her together with Members and Industry Partners that have helped her take her career to new heights!

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Lauren Shirley