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Press Statement from Chairman Elliot Kaye Regarding the Window Covering Manufacturers Association’s “Best For Kids” Program

May 08, 2015

"We should all be determined to take whatever steps are necessary to put an end to the decades long cycle of a child dying nearly every month from strangulation in a window covering cord.  I have spoken with far too many parents who suffered the unspeakable loss of their child from this hidden hazard.  Having a new label that better informs parents about blinds and shades that are safer for children is a positive step, but it should be coupled with a real effort to move away, as Target and IKEA are doing, from the sale of products that are known to strangle children.” 

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