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Learn More About Protecting Your Children From Unsafe Blind Cords

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    Learn more now about how to protect your family from unsafe cords from blinds and other window coverings.

    Click here for information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission about cord safety.

    And click here for information from the Window Covering Safety Council.

    Here is a statement from the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA):

    WCMA is proud that many of the cordless products displayed at today’s media event hosted by CPSC and Health Canada were developed and manufactured by WCMA member companies, who continue to innovate and introduce new technologies. The window covering industry, CPSC, and safety advocates all agree that only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords should be used in homes with young children. The WCMA launched the Best for Kids certification program in 2015 to help consumers and retailers easily identify those window covering products that are suitable for use in homes with infants and young children.

    Consumers should look for the Best for Kids label on the packaging to identify these products. WCMA also has initiated the process of revising the voluntary corded window covering safety standard. As with previous updates to the standard, this process will be inclusive and WCMA looks forward to working with representatives from the CPSC, Health Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union, as well as representatives from consumer groups and all facets of the window covering industry throughout this process.