Media releases

24 Oct 2013

NSW: New laws will help prevent child falls from windows

New South Wales Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts today announced that new window safety laws to help prevent children falling from residential strata buildings have now passed through Parliament.
10 Oct 2013

Remove hidden home hazards that can hurt kids

During International Product Safety Week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging parents and carers to thoroughly check their homes for hidden product dangers that might lead to accidental deaths or serious injuries and illnesses.
27 Sep 2013

VIC: Free help to fix a household hazard

Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding families of the danger of strangulation presented by curtain and blind cords and offering free help to reduce the risk.
18 Sep 2013

Bunnings gives undertaking to ACCC for breaching safety standards

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Bunnings Group Ltd for selling window blinds that failed to comply with mandatory safety standards.
13 Sep 2013

NSW: School holiday warning - Blind cords can kill

New South Wales Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning families to thoroughly check homes and holiday accommodation for risks to babies and children from blind cords.
26 Aug 2013

QLD: Dangers of blind and curtain cords highlighted by child’s death

The Queensland Office of Fair Trading said the tragic death of a toddler in New South Wales last week has highlighted to parents the hidden dangers of cords on blinds and curtains.