Media releases

21 Dec 2009

Make sure your holiday doesn’t turn to tragedy

Take a little time to ensure your holiday accommodation is safe for you and your children is the message from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) these Christmas holidays.
8 Dec 2009

Fair Trading supports national call for blind cord safety

The Office of Fair Trading has thrown its full support behind the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) campaign to increase awareness of the dangers of blind and curtain cords.
8 Dec 2009

Launch of blind cord safety campaign to prevent WA child deaths

Consumer Protection is launching a new safety campaign today to warn parents and carers of children about the dangers of blind and curtain cords in a bid to prevent further child deaths.
8 Dec 2009

ACCC leads national action to raise awareness of blind and curtain cord dangers

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is leading a nation-wide campaign to check and fix dangerous blind and curtain cords after two infants were strangled by cords earlier this year.
8 Dec 2009

Safety authorities warn consumers of blind cord danger

Consumers are being advised to keep looped blind and curtain cords out of reach of young children to prevent strangulation.
7 Dec 2009

Launch of blind cord strategy

The ACT will participate in a national strategy to raise awareness of the threat to infants and young children of loose blind and curtain cords and chains. Kidsafe ACT and the Office of Regulatory Services (ORS) will work together on a number of strategies which follow renewed concern after the recent deaths of two infants.
26 Oct 2009

Blind cord deaths can be prevented

Following the accidental death of a two year old in Victoria recently, parents and carers are advised to check the safety of blind cords in their homes, businesses, and community group facilities.