CordAid is now also available from
The Australian mandatory CIWCS standard of 2010
The newly revised Australian mandatory CIWCS standard of 2014 has now been reworded to allow for the Cordaid device to be utilised by blind installers when new blinds are being installed today.
Also, an additional letter to clarify the new changes by ACCC will be made available by Cordaid to blind installers for viewing to confirm this fact soon, if the below link does not convince you yet
As seen on TV
Reportedly since 2000, there has been 18 innocent Children's lives lost to a Window Blind Cord strangulation in Australia and hundreds more around the world.
Please secure your window blind cords today.
Necessity is the mother of invention!
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 alot 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.
REASON FOR INVENTION
(The excuses from customers for not wanting to have cleats installed on their walls were, "i don't have any children" or "my kids have grown up".)
My immediate concern and opinion at the time was that this was going to be to the detriment of the next infants life or lives moving into that property in the future by not having cleats installed with their venetian blinds and this is why i came up with the invention of the Cord Aid device to give consumers another choice other than a cleat and it wasn't because i thought of how much money i could make.
What i envisaged back in January 2011 was that, although the Mandatory CIWCS standard of 2010 had the best of intentions, the standard was forcing consumers to do something that they didn't want to do in their own homes and subsequently i believed that the CIWCS standard was going to fall short of its objectives, by passing on the problem on to an unsuspecting family and an innocent child, as the facts on this page will show that sadly i could be right.
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 .
With great frustration and sadness we need to outline the facts below to prove consumer awareness is not working and more action needs to be taken, including giving consumers another choice other than a cleat by retailers and blind installers, as of the 9th of march 2014 there was reportedly another tragic accidental window blind cord strangulation in NSW of which 3 we can confirm were caused by venetian blind cords.
This preventable accident brings the toll to 6 reported window blind cord strangulation's in Australia since July 2011.
EditorialsI need to clarify the Quote that was made in the above right editorial. What i said was "the Cordaid device can be used on 90% of blinds", not cleats cant be used on 90% of blinds. Window Furnishings Australia http://www.wfasource.com.au/news/invention-keeps-cords-safe-and-neat-20130531-18595.html
Cord Aid comes in two retro fitted sizes and can be used on to secure the cords/chains of
Roller Blinds with looped cords/chains, Curtain cords, Bamboo, Roman and Venetian blind cords that have tassel's/beads attached on the end of the cords.
NOT able to be used on Vertical blinds
REPORTED TRAGEDIES from AUSTRALIA
Prior to July 2011
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Please do not purchase the Cordaid device if you cannot install the device above 1.6m from the ground, for example if the window blind it self is installed below the height of 1.6m from the ground.
We are proud to state that as from the 01/03/2012 of this website being published to the present day, there have been no refunds asked for or complaints made against the functionality and practicality of the Cord Aid device.
(Granted patent design application number 345627 (12631/2012)