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New Child Safety Standards - Effective December 2018

In 2018 the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) decided on new standards for child safety, to go into effect by December 15, 2018. The new guidelines state that cords on any custom-made window covering cannot be longer than 40% the height of the window covering unless the customer specifically requests a custom cord length.​

Make the Switch to Cordless Blinds

Check window coverings for exposed cords that could pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. Replace corded window coverings with today's safer cordless products.

E Series
Motorized Blind

Motorized Blinds are best for Child / Pet Safety. No loose cords mean keeping your minds at ease while children and pets are playing.

Out of Sight & Out of Reach

If you cannot install newer products, ensure that all window cords are out of sight and reach so they are inaccessible to young children.

Prevent Access to Cords

Move all cribs, beds, furniture, and toys away from windows and window cords. These items could allow a child to reach a window or cord.

Keep it

Continuous-loop pull cords on horizontal blinds should be pulled tight and anchored to the floor or wall with a tension device.

Accurately Install

Be sure cord stops are properly installed and adjusted to limit movement on inner cords on blinds and shades.

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