Review of the safety standard for corded internal window coverings

Closed 13 Mar 2019

Opened 13 Feb 2019


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) invites you to have your say on the issues and policy options in the consultation paper on the review of the safety standard for corded internal window coverings (CIWC) - located below the survey and titled 'Consultation - Corded Internal Window Coverings Feb 2019.pdf'. The issues in this paper have been briefly summarised below, please refer to the document for further details.

The ACCC prefers submissions to be provided via the ACCC consultation hub.

Alternatively, interested parties can email submissions to

Submissions can also be made via post to:

Standards & Policy
Consumer Product Safety Branch
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
GPO Box 3131

Submissions may be published on the ACCC website at the end of the consultation period.

Please note any information that you believe to be of a confidential nature should be clearly marked or identified as confidential. The ACCC will not disclose the confidential information to third parties, other than advisors or consultants engaged directly by the ACCC, without first providing you with notice of its intention to do so, such as where it is compelled to do so by law.

Why your views matter

The ACCC is reviewing the safety standard for corded internal window coverings (CIWC).

The purpose of this review is to assess whether the safety standard remains effective following analysis of death and injury statistics, and market developments (i.e. the availablity of alternative safety devices and cordless products). 

Policy options

The ACCC is considering four policy options:

Option 1 Keep the current safety standard (status quo)
Option 2 Make a new safety standard
Option 3 Allow compliance with international safety standards
Option 4 Revoke the safety standard.

The consultation is open from 13 February 2019 to 13 March 2019. Following the consultation process, the ACCC will make a recommendation to the Minister.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Product Safety