New Window Covering Voluntary Standard is Step in Right Direction
But Unsafe Corded Products Still Available for Sale and in People’s Homes
Washington, DC – A new version of the window covering voluntary standard has been approved that, for the first time, will require some window coverings to be cordless. The standard requires window coverings sold as stock products (products sold “as is” in terms of color, design features, size) to be free of dangerous accessible cords. This is an important step forward in reducing the number of dangerous corded products put into the market.