Window Covering Safety

When young children are around the home cord safety should be a key factor in selecting window treatments. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) & the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) encourages parents to follow the Window– Cord Safety Rules:

*Install only cordless window coverings in young children’s bedrooms and play areas

*Move all cribs, beds, furniture and toys away from windows and window cords

*Keep all window pull cords and inner lift cords out of the reach of children

*Make sure tasseled cords are short and out of reach & never tie a knot joining two cords to form a loop

*Make sure continuous cord loops are PERMENENTLY anchored to the floor or wall

*Replace Window Coverings manufactured before 2001 with today’s safer products. For those who choose to keep older treatments free kits are available to retrofit them through the WCSC website, www.windowcoverings.org.

***In accordance with the law CMI is legally bound to secure all continuous cord loops at time of installation. Please alert your costumers if you have specified a continuous cord loop; we will not leave a blind hanging if the cord loop has not been secured to a wall or floor.

*** Make the right choice, Kids…Cords…Caution.

All of CMI’s Roman Shades including Solar Fabric, Grass Weaves and Woven Woods are fabricated with the NEW Child Safety Regulations put forth by the CPSC and WCMA.  You can find a full overview of these new regulations at http://wcmanet.org/wcmastandard.html

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