Child Safety

Dangling Cords Are Dangerous

Free-hanging cords found on many types of window coverings pose a significant danger to both children and pets, presenting a potential risk for business owners as well. Just 9 inches of cord is all it takes to wrap around the neck of a small child, which could lead to unconsciousness in as little as 15 seconds.

Updating The Industry’s Safety Standard

To counter the risk posed by dangling cords in residential and commercial settings, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Window Covering Manufacturers Association have declared that starting from June 1st, 2024, all window treatments sold in the United States must either be cordless, have inaccessible cords, or use approved tensioning mechanisms, as outlined in the ANSI/WCMA A100 1-2022 safety standard.

What Should Business Owners Do?

Keep building occupants safe and mitigate unnecessary risk by eliminating window coverings with long accessible cords that can get wrapped around a neck. Update unsafe corded window coverings to cordless or motorized solutions or ensure the window covering specifications in your Invitation To Bid includes a requirement to adhere to the ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2002 safety standard.

BB Commercial Solutions Leads the Way

BB Commercial Solutions has consistently led the way in commercial window coverings, ensuring that products not only meet but surpass safety standards. This commitment is evident in our extensive assortment of compliant child-safe products, featuring both cordless and motorized lift systems. Additionally, our commercial window covering experts can assist you in selecting the ideal solution tailored to your building requirements and budget.