IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON SHADE SAFETY
Calico is committed to child and pet safety. Understanding that window shades containing cords can pose a home hazard, we have worked with our manufacturing partners over many years to ensure that our shades are made to the highest standards of design and safety.
In 2009 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), working with the industry group Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) announced a plan to improve the manufacturing standards for corded window treatments. These new standards became effective in December 2010 and since then there have been further updates to the standards. Our shades meet all the latest safety standards set jointly by the CPSC and WCMA, including cord length and “cord shrouds” which prevent hazardous loops from forming, as well as multiple warning labels and tags (see example below) to ensure parents understand the potential for harm from corded shades.
These tips from the Window Covering Safety Council will help you evaluate and make changes where needed to enhance the safety of your home: