News

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.
2 Sep 2013

Consultation paper: Proposed services standard for Corded Internal Window Coverings

The ACCC is considering the introduction of a mandatory standard for installing corded internal window coverings in domestic dwellings. Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions on the consultation paper by Monday, 14 October 2013.