CHILD SAFETY

“The mandatory standard for internal window coverings was declared in July 2010 and a separate regulation relating to installation services of window coverings came into effect in January 2015. The ACCC will be undertaking further surveillance and enforcement action will be taken where serious breaches of the regulation are found.” – Product Safety Australia

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CHILD SAFETY

“The mandatory standard for internal window coverings was declared in July 2010 and a separate regulation relating to installation services of window coverings came into effect in January 2015. The ACCC will be undertaking further surveillance and enforcement action will be taken where serious breaches of the regulation are found.” – Product Safety Australia

ACCC Warns of Dangers…

From an article posted on Product Safety Australia – June 23 2016:

“Tragically, between one and two children die in Australian homes every year as a result of non-compliant corded blinds and curtains. Similar deaths occur regularly across the world and the ACCC is joining international regulators to warn of the hidden dangers associated with corded blinds and curtains.

Loose cords can be extremely dangerous to young children, as they can quickly tangle or loop around a child’s neck. We are urging parents and carers to check each room in their house for blinds or curtains with cords and tie them up with cleats,” – ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court said.

Blinds Child Safety

ACCC Warns of Dangers…

From an article posted on Product Safety Australia – June 23 2016:

“Tragically, between one and two children die in Australian homes every year as a result of non-compliant corded blinds and curtains. Similar deaths occur regularly across the world and the ACCC is joining international regulators to warn of the hidden dangers associated with corded blinds and curtains.

Loose cords can be extremely dangerous to young children, as they can quickly tangle or loop around a child’s neck. We are urging parents and carers to check each room in their house for blinds or curtains with cords and tie them up with cleats,” – ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court said.

Blinds Child Safety

COST OF NON-
COMPLIANCE

“The ACCC is putting suppliers and installers on notice that they face prosecution and fines of up to $1.1 million if they fail to comply with the regulations,” Ms Court said.

COST OF NON-
COMPLIANCE

“The ACCC is putting suppliers and installers on notice that they face prosecution and fines of up to $1.1 million if they fail to comply with the regulations,” Ms Court said.

“It is important to make sure cots, beds, highchairs and playpens are placed away from blind or curtain cords so they remain inaccessible to infants at all times.”

ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court

“Young children will also climb on furniture, such as chairs and couches that may be near windows with blinds or curtain cords. All cords throughout the house should be secured and out of reach of children,”

ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court