Friday, January 16, 2015

CPSC Invites Comments Related to Corded Window Coverings

On January 16, 2015, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission published in the Federal Register (80 FR 2327) Corded Window Coverings; Request for Comments and Information; Advance notice of proposed rulemaking.
SUMMARY: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (the Commission or CPSC) has reason to believe that certain cords on window coverings may present an unreasonable risk of injury to young children. This advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) initiates a rulemaking proceeding under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). We invite comments concerning the risk of injury associated with corded window coverings, the regulatory alternatives discussed in this notice, the costs to achieve each regulatory alternative, the effect of each alternative on the safety, cost, utility, and availability of window coverings, and other possible ways to address the risk of strangulation posed to young children by window covering cords. We also invite interested persons to submit an existing standard or a statement of intent to modify or develop a voluntary standard to address the risk of injury described in this notice.

DATES: Written comments in response to this notice must be received by March 17, 2015.

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