Fifth update to Voluntary standard ignores main strangulation hazard

Voluntary standard revised to require warnings on packaging.
CPSC calls to limit cords to no longer than the neck circumference
of a child is rejected as unfeasible.  Chairman Tenenbaum said, “The new standard fell short of preventing window blind cord strangulation hazards citing the specific danger posed by operating cords and looped cords.”  Operating cords were not designed out of the standard even though cordless technology exists.  More children, continue to die some 5 and 6 years old.
*Chairman Inez Tenenbaum Opening Remarks, WCMA Stakeholders Meeting, November 9, 2010.