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Child Safety

Safety at home

Accidental strangulation can happen very quickly.
Do not leave your children unattended in a room where they may become entangled in blind or curtain cords.


If you already have corded blinds or curtains in your home:
  • Keep the cords out of reach of children
  • Visit the shop where you bought the blinds or a hardware store, to see if you can modify the blinds to make them safer.
If you are thinking about buying corded blinds or curtains for your home:
  • Make sure they have safe design features and carry warnings about potential strangulation hazards
  • Make sure no loops are left hanging down.


Download PDF Brochures and Other Literature

Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard - Corded Internal Window Coverings) Regulations 2010

New Regulations for the Installation of Corded Internal Window Coverings
begin with effect January 2015

Click here for Competition and Consumer (Corded Internal Window Coverings) Safety Standard 2014 and 
Competition and Consumer (Corded Internal Window Coverings) Safety Standard 2014 Explanatory Statement

Blind and curtain cords - Safety alert





Child Safety