This is the second edition of CAN/CSA-Z600, Safety of corded window covering products, which is an adoption, with Canadian deviations, of the identically titled ANSI/WCMA (American National Standards Institute/Window Covering Manufacturers Association) Standard A100.1-2002.
This CSA Standard supersedes the previous edition published in 1999.
SCOPE & FOREWORD
The members of the Window Covering Manufacturers Association, Inc. (WCMA), recognizing that unfortunate accidents, including strangulation, have occurred among young children using certain products having flexible loops made or imported by members of the industry, have prepared this Standard in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). WCMA members have been engaged in an extensive awareness program and have also furnished millions of devices to be used in a retrofit manner to reduce the chance of user injury. This Standard is not intended to inhibit, but rather to encourage the development of devices and methods that shall further improve the safety of products manufactured by industry members. Manufacturers and other users of this Standard are requested to submit suggestions for improvements to WCMA. Members of WCMA, in recognition of continuing improvements to be made, shall sponsor appropriate revisions to this Standard on a regular basis.
This Standard applies to all interior drapery hardware and window covering products that incorporate bead chains, cords, or any type of flexible looped device in their operation. The items covered include the products listed in 1.3 when used in all reasonably foreseeable environments where young children are present.
Products covered include Cellular Shades, Horizontal Blinds, Pleated Shades, Roll-Up Blinds, Roller Shades, Roman Shades, Traverse Rods, and Vertical Blinds. Stock and Custom Products. (See Section 3 for definitions of these terms.)