CPSC Cuts Cords

 CPSC Cuts Cords: Unanimous Decision for Two Lifesaving Window Covering Rules Will Address Hazardous Cords on Both Stock and Custom Window Coverings November 2, 2022  |  Press Release Washington, D.C. –  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission finalized two rules today through a vote of 4-0 to address unsafe accessible cords in both stock and custom window coverings. Both new rules address the risk of strangulation that can cause serious injury and death to children 8 years old and younger … Read More

2022 Proposed Window Covering Safety Standard Gets Negative Votes

CPSC Staff, Safety Experts, and Other Safety Experts Vote Negative on 2022 Proposed Window Covering Safety Standard The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (U.S. CPSC), Parents for Window Blind Safety (PFWBS), Rachel Weintraub from Consumer Federation of America (CFA), and Carol Pollack Nelson from Independent Safety Consultants all voted negative on the 2022 Proposed WCMA ANSI Standards for Window Covering Safety.   The Commission recognized the following efforts made by manufacturers, retailers, consumer organizations, test labs, and the industry for the … Read More

CPSC Commission Meeting | Window Coverings Oral Hearing

CPSC Commission Meeting | Window Coverings Oral Hearing A big THANK YOU to Rachel Weintraub, legislative director at Consumer Federation of America, Oreine Shin from Consumer Reports, Nancy Cowels Executive Director at Kids In Danger, Carol Pollack-Nelson Ph.D. at, Independent Safety Consultants and our founder, Linda Kaiser for your testimonies at U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Public Hearing: Safety Standard for Custom Window Coverings. Thank you all for your continued support on this serious issue. #GoCordless

CPSC Commissioners Voted Unanimously to move forward window covering NPRs

Today, all four US CPSC commissioners voted unanimously to move forward with two notices of proposed rulemakings (NPR) related to window coverings.  The first NPR creates an additional enforcement mechanism for stock window coverings, already covered by a voluntary standard, by deeming non-compliant products to present a substantial product hazard.  The second NPR would establish a mandatory consumer product safety standard for custom window coverings that are not currently covered by a voluntary standard. Commissioner Trumka amended the compliance time … Read More

Twin Brother Becomes Dad’s Hero

Fourteen years ago my daughter was born into our growing family.  My in-laws helped out and put Joe and Tom, our 3-year-old twins, to bed.   After a long day in the hospital with my wife, I went home late in the evening.  I peeped in to see the twins sleeping and went down for my supper.     Later on my way to bed, I checked the twins again and the little guys were still fast asleep. While in … Read More

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