Corded Window Coverings Regulation

In May 2019 Government of Canada announced that there will be new child safety regulation for corded window coverings to prevent strangulation. The law came into effect on May 1st, 2022. According to this law:

“Any window coverings with reachable cords longer than 22 cm (or a 44 cm loop) when pulled with a certain force will no longer be allowed to be sold in Canada”. Click for details .

This new regulation has greatly impacted the window covering industry and it underwent a lot of changes for most of the window covering products to comply with it. Although the cordless and motorized window covering control options are already available, this change has increased its demand now even more. Having said, the simple chain/cord control option remains in demand for affordability reasons. The good news is the chain control option is still available with a simple modification of adding a cover to hide the exposed chain/cord and only leaving 22cm exposed to pull. However there are few features in some products that have been removed completely. The “Top-Down-Bottom-Up” feature in Cellular & Roman Shades available any more. The cord and ladder on blinds and custom made Roman Shades have also been modified to accommodate safety regulations. The continuous cord loop on traverse drapery rods have been modified as well.

For detailed information about all the changes, It is always recommended to contact a window covering specialist at who can guide you and work out best options for you.