Curtain is made by cloth, fiber crops, yarn, aluminum flake, wood chip, metal material etc., has the function of sunshading and heat-insulating and adjustment indoor light. Cloth curtains are divided into cotton gauze, polyester cloth, polyester-cotton blended, cotton-linen blended, non-woven fabrics, etc. according to the material. Different materials, textures, colors, patterns, etc. are combined to form different styles of cloth curtains. Interior design curtains.
On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, Commissioners of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 4-0 to support two new final rules that would strengthen requirements for corded window coverings in the United States. These rules attempt to address the risk of strangulation and injury to children 8 years and younger that may be posed by operating cords and inner cords on stock and custom shades.
Amendment of 16CFR1112 :
The first of these new rules will be an amendment to 16CFR1112 to indicate that certain non-compliance/WCMA criteria will be considered substantial product hazards under CPSA Section 15(a)(2). Under this new requirement, the following will be considered a substantial hazard for the product:
Curtains in stock that do not meet one or more of the following requirements of /WCMAA100.1-2018.
The operating cord requirements in Section 188.8.131.52 (Cordless Operating Systems), Section 184.108.40.206-18835648004 (Short Static or Access Cords), or Section 220.127.116.11 (Inaccessible Operating Cords); and Inner rope requirements in Section 18.104.22.168 .
Custom curtains do not meet the inner cord requirements of Section 4.5 of /WCMAA100.1-2018.
Stock and custom shades that do not meet the requirements of Section 5.3 of /WCMAA100.1-2018 regarding product manufacturer's labeling.
The new regulations of 16CFR1260 :
The second final rule will be a new rule under 16CFR1260 titled "Safety Standards for Custom Drapery Products." With this new regulation, it establishes a new set of expectations for operating cords for custom shade products. In particular, it states that "each custom curtain shall comply with Section 4.3.1 or 22.214.171.124.2 of /WCMAA100.1-2018, not Section 4.3.2". So this means that custom shades must now meet the operating cord requirements that apply to stock shades, or the product must utilize a compliant cord or bead chain restraint. Additionally, new testing expectations have been established for rigid rope guards and rope retraction devices. Additional load and accessibility requirements are now also specified if rope or bead chain restraints are used.
Effective time :
The update to 16CFR1112 will take effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, and the new regulations in 16CFR1260 will take effect 180 days after publication in the Federal Register.
Covered wired shades include:
A corded curtain is an interior window covering that can be raised or lowered with a hanging cord. These products include, but are not limited to, cellular shades, horizontal blinds, pleated shades, roller blinds, roller shades, sheer shades, Roman shades, rails (including products used with rails such as drapes and drapes), Panel rails and vertical shutters.
/WCMAA100.1 test items:
Amazon requires all wired shades to be tested to meet the following specific regulatory or standard requirements:
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