RILA Letter on Current ANSI Process for Voluntary Safety Sta


The retail industry has been a leader in the efforts to strengthen the safety of window covering products for their customers and has consistently supported the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC’s) efforts in this area. For example, in 2009 during an impasse among stakeholders participating in the voluntary standard process, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) sent a letter to the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) urging the association and its member manufacturers to work with the CPSC to develop a new enhanced safety standard for window coverings to address safety concerns related to operational cords. Efforts to develop a new window covering voluntary safety standard have been ongoing for several years but, to date, a new safety standard has yet to be developed.

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