CORDAID CAN ALSO BE ORDERED THROUGH THE BELOW BUSINESSES
THE RETRO FITTED CORDAID SAFETY DEVICE HAS BEEN AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC SINCE MARCH 2012.
Why was the Aussie Cordaid safety device invented back in February 2011.
The Cordaid safety device was invented because of hundreds of consumer complaints made to my window blind installer colleges and i about the cleats being installed with venetian blinds were and eyesore as the cleats in the customers opinions ruined the aesthetic look of the walls of the house due to the cleat not being able to be hidden from view.
The requirement by law as of January 2011 is that any new window blinds with cords hanging below 1.6m from the ground, has to have a safety device attached to a structure so that the cords can be secured to the safety device to insure that the cords do not cause a strangulation hazard for children.
THE MANDATORY CIWC SAFETY STANDARD OF 2011
THE UPDATED MANDATORY CIWC SAFETY STANDARD OF 2014
*The CIWC safety standard/regulation does not apply to the sale of the retro fitted Cordaid device for the public who have existing old window blinds.
As the standard/regulation only applies to corded internal window blinds that are installed after January 2011.
PLEASE WATCH THIS QUICK 2 MINUTE VIDEO BELOW WHICH SHOWS WHY THE SAFETY DEVICE AS INVENTED
I am aware of 6 reported preventable window blind cord accidents of which 5 were fatal in Australia since my cause and subsequent invention which you can read more about in detail on the Video/About page.
ON THE ACCC WEBSITE IT STATES THAT ON AVARAGE 2 CHILREN ARE KILLED THIS WAY EACH YEAR WHICH THE MEDIA NO LONGER REPORTS ABOUT.
We are now in 2016 and yet since the mandatory CIWC safety regulation which became mandatory back in 2011, the cleat is still not being UTILISED when new window blinds are being installed today.
(2 years of renovations at the Prime ministers lodge costing 9.4 million dollars but yet no cleats were installed to secure the window blind cords TO THE WALLS).
UNBELIEVABLE REPLY LETTER FROM THE PM's OFFICE ABOUT MY CONCERNS CAN BE
The reason why i am exposing the lack of use of the cleat and the complete disregard of the law is because the ACCC which came up with the regulations will not concede that the cleat isn't the ONLY option as i am not allowed to sell the Cordaid safety device to window blind installers when new blinds are installed, as the regulation states that any new corded window blind installed after 2011 must have a safety device attached to a structure too secure the cords to.
Clearly the Cordaid device does not need to be attached to a structure, which was the whole reason for the the invention.
CORDAID AS SEEN ON 'A CURRENT AFFAIR'
Thank you ACA and Channel Nine for shedding light on this tragic and preventable issue.
(Viewer discretion is advised).
MORE UNFORTUNATE EVIDENCE IN 2015 THAT PROVES CLEATS ARE STILL AN EYESORE AND NOT BEING UTILISED TO THE DETRIMENT OF DEFENCELESS CHILDREN'S LIVES.
"Better Homes and Gardens" on channel seven and "The Living-room" on channel 10 are also ignoring this issue as of June 2015 even though I have been writing to all of them since January 2012.
They may not be legally responsible but they are defiantly morally responsible for not being caring or being empathetic towards the 6 defenceless children who have been needlessly killed and to their devastated family and friends and the doctors, nurses and police being traumatised every time this issue is ignored on national television.
Mr John Williamson from 'PARENTS FOR WINDOW BLIND SAFETY' who recently lost his grand-daughter to a looped blind cord accident stated to me after visiting my home in Perth back in 2011. "All internal window blinds with cords that can cause a strangulation hazard should be removed and phased out from households asap but unfortunately it wont happen over night, but for now after seeing this retro fitted device, i believe that this device is an effective and pragmatic solution in your home to keep internal blinds cords away from your loved ones". To find out more about Mr Williamson's cause please visit www .abc .net.au /local/audio/2011/03/30/3177979.htm .
REDESIGNED CORDAID DEVICE
Due to consumer requests, the (Larger) Cord Aid device has now been redesigned to also accommodate roller blinds chains/cords as well, this is due to the fact that a lot of concerned parents have told us that they have roller blinds installed on their bay windows with no structure to screw in a safety device to be able to secure their looped cords/chains.
(The cordaid device can not be used on these roller blinds below, as the chain is too long.)
CORDAID COMES IN TWO RETRO FITTED SIZES AND CAN BE INSTALLED ON
Roller Blinds with looped cords/chains, Curtain, Bamboo, Roman and Venetian blind cords that have tassel's/beads attached on the end of the cords.
The Cordaid device is not practical enough to be used on Vertical blinds
FOR EACH DEVICE
For overseas orders please email us your order first. (Not available in North America)
For retail orders please click the below Buy now icon to order via Pay-Pal or Direct Bank Deposit.
For wholesale orders please go up to the wholesale link at the top of the page and email us your details.
(Granted patent design application number 345627 (12631/2012)