Consumer advocacy organizations have filed a petition with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requesting that it “promulgate a mandatory standard that prohibits any window covering cords where a feasible cordless alternative exists, and for those instances where a feasible cordless alternative does not exist, requires that all cords be made inaccessible through the use of passive guarding devices.” According to the petition, voluntary industry measures have proven inadequate to protect children from the strangulation hazards posed by accessible cords. In this regard, the petitioners claim, “28 years after Industry agreed to work with CPSC to address this hazard, and having been given clear direction and multiple opportunities to develop a meaningful standard, and having been duly warned of the inadequacies of the proposed standard, even this latest version (the sixth attempt) of the ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2012 standard fails to eliminate or adequately reduce the risk of injury and death from accessible window covering cords.”