Consumer Product Safety Commission

WCMA Claims vs. Reality About Window Covering Safety

While industry has been aware of the hazard posed by window coverings with hazardous accessible cords for 30 years, consumers often fail to appreciate the risk. To them, window coverings are familiar, seemingly benign household products.

The ANSI/WCMA standard is a low-bar standard that is written to permit compliance by window coverings with accessible cords despite the fact that technological innovations that eliminate this hazard have existed for years.