Blind and curtain cord products and installation

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Blind and curtain cords can present a strangulation hazard to children, as they may become entangled in them while trying to use, play with or play around window coverings.

Mandatory standards

A mandatory standard for the installation services of window coverings commenced on 1 January 2015. Read Competition and Consumer (Corded Internal Window Coverings) Safety Standard 2014 to ensure you and your business comply with its requirements. 

Another mandatory standard applies to the supply of all corded internal window coverings. For information about the requirements read Trade Practices (Consumer Product Safety Standard - Corded Internal Window Coverings) Regulations 2010

Does this apply to your business?

Under the ACL supply includes:

  • in relation to goods - (including re-supply) by way of sale, exchange, lease, hire or hire-purchase and
  • in relation to services - provide, grant or confer. 

These mandatory standards apply to anyone in the business of corded internal window coverings, including:

  • manufacturers
  • importers
  • distributors
  • retailers
  • hirers
  • installers

More information

More information, about complying with the standard and penalties, is available from:


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