Cord safety in homes where young children are or may be present is a priority for the window covering industry. All window covering products must be manufactured in compliance with the ANSI/WCMA A 100.1-2012 safety standard. The safety standard encourages continuous innovation as manufacturers and fabricators strive to provide the broadest range of products for the greatest range of consumers possible. In an effort to help consumers easily identify products that are best suited for use in homes with young children, WCMA has created the Best for Kids certification program. This third party certification program specifies criteria to identify window covering products that are best suited for use in homes or in facilities in which young children are expected to be present. Products certified under this program will be eligible to be listed and labeled, on packaging and merchandising materials, as “certified.” These products are easily identifiable for purchase by consumers, designers, landlords and child care facilities. This program will also allow retailers to easily promote these certified products.

Read more about the program.

View Frequently Asked Questions about the Best for Kids Program.

WCMA press release:
Window Covering Industry Launches “Best for Kids” Program; New Safety Program to Help Consumers and Retailers Easily Identify Products for Homes with Young Children