ANSI/WCMA A100.1 Compliance

WCMA tagDraper has been manufacturing Solar Control Products since 1902. We take our responsibilities seriously. If our interior clutch-operated roller shades are installed in an environment where it's reasonably foreseeable that young children will be present, then our product needs to comply with ANSI/WCMA A100.1. Our standard clutch operated roller shades do not comply with the standard. It is the dealer's responsibility at time of order to notify us if our product needs to comply.


Here is what Draper provides to comply:

  • Pre-installed Spring-Loaded Chain Tension Device with Bead Chain Threaded Through it
  • Approved Permanent Warning Label Attached (see image)
  • Approved Mechanical Fasteners Included

If the tension device is not installed properly, or becomes unattached from the mounting surface, the shade will be rendered partially inoperable. If installed properly, the tension device will also prevent the creation of a hazardous loop and will maintain tension on the bead chain. The tension device and label require tools to be removed.



The testing required by the WCMA for products to comply with safety standard A100.1 included:

  • UV Stability Testing - AATCC Test Method 16 for UV Stability
  • Impact Testing - ASTM D5420
  • Bead Chain Durability Testing
  • Operation Cycle Testing - 3,000 cycles per the standard

Draper's spring loaded tension device passed the requirements of these tests.


Draper interior clutch-operated roller shade products include:


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