The current Corded Window Covering Products Regulations, made under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, would be repealed and replaced with the proposed Regulations that specify requirements for construction, performance, labelling and other information, without reference to the national standard.
The proposed Regulations would restrict the length of accessible cords and the size of loops that can be created to help eliminate the risk of strangulation. The proposed Regulations would require that any cord that can be reached must be too short to wrap around a one-year-old child’s neck (i.e. not more than 22 cm in length) or form a loop that can be pulled over a one-year-old child’s head (i.e. not more than 44 cm in perimeter). Cords that cannot be reached would have to remain unreachable throughout the useful life of the product.
Further to the above-mentioned restrictions, the proposed Regulations would require a warning on the product, packaging, instructions, and on associated advertisements that speak to the hazards and specifications outlined above, with instructions to immediately remove the product should those hazards become present.