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.
How much more evidence does one person have to provide before serious changes are made so that more innocent children's lives are not taken away so needlessly.
UNBELIEVABLE REPLY LETTER FROM THE PM's OFFICE ABOUT MY CONCERNS CAN BE
VIEWED ON THE PHOTOS PAGE.
NOT ONLY ARE THERE NO CLEATS INSTALLED, THERE ARE ALSO NO SAFETY TAGS ATTACHED ON THE CORDS.
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DO YOU WANT A MORE PRACTICAL AND EFFECTIVE DEVICE TO SECURE YOUR WINDOW BLIND CORDS BESIDES A CLEAT?
THEN PLEASE TAKE A QUICK LOOK AT THIS PAGE, AS IT WILL BE THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU WILL EVER MAKE IN REGARDS TO IMPROVING THE SAFETY OF YOURS AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS INTERNAL WINDOW BLIND CORDS.
Please share my cause and invention on Facebook or with word of mouth to help improve the safety of internal window blind cords.
Yes it is possible to have a cause and then invent a solution to that cause to solve that particular problem.
If there hadn't been so many angry complaints made to me as window blind installer about the ineffectiveness of the cleat for being an eyesore and for being limited in its design then there wouldn't have been any reason for me to be concerned enough to find a PRAGMATIC solution.
IS NECESSITY THE MOTHER OF ALL INVENTION..?
PLEASE WATCH THE BELOW VIDEO WHICH QUICKLY EXPLAINS WHY THE RETRO FITTED CORDAID DEVICE WAS INVENTED AND HOW PRACTICAL AND EFFECTIVE THIS SIMPLE DEVICE IS.
Unfortunately since the commencement of the Corded Internal Window Covering Safety standard back on Jan 2011 and the invention of the Cordaid device in the same month, there have now reported to have been 6 preventable window blind cord accidents in Australia that i am aware of.
Please inform your family and friends about the dangers of internal window blind cords and the simple solution that the $2 retro fitted Cordaid device can provide.
This Cordaid safety device is better than no safety device at all, considering all the reported preventable deaths since 2000 that have occurred in Australia due to not WANTING to or ABLE to install a safety device in the past and today, is now reported to be at 18 defenceless children's lives lost.
These minimally reported cases do not include the 19th report on the 10th of March 2014 in Yarravel NSW, where the defenceless toddler was taken to hospital alive but in serious condition.
Sadly these statistics have been attributed to children who have all not been old enough to be aware of their surroundings.
(Reports of the 19 preventable accidents further down the page).
All but one case of internal window blind cord accident causing death was attributed to a vertical blind looped cord.
Good Morning America's report on the dangers of internal window blind cords.
(Viewer discretion is advised).
For children who are aware of their surroundings, you should consider purchasing cordless blinds.
As there will never be a regulation or device practical enough to protect your loved ones from serious injury or death.
Case in point below...
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).
P.S.A for the Australian Consumer
Unfortunately and unbelievably the Cordaid device cannot be utilised by window blind installers when new blinds are being installed in Australia today.
This is because the current CIWC safety standards of 2010 and 2014 states that a cord guide or cleat must be attached to a "structure" when new blinds are installed (as of Jan 2011).
It was confirmed by Mr Nigel Ridgway and Mrs Ruth Mackay from the ACCC in a meeting i had with them in Canberra on the 27/11/2014, that the 2010 CIWC safety standard will be up for review sometime in 2016 and in in that review process, i was encouraged to submit my proposal to the ACCC with the facts on this website and from other businesses who are able to help to show that the 2010 or 2014 standard should be amended to allow for the Cordaid device to also be allowed to be utilised by window blind installers today.
I call on the Australian public including window blind installers to PLEASE help me SAVE LIVES by confirming that the cleat is limited in its design and an eyesore and therefore is the same reason why the cleat is still not being fully utilised today.
Please email me your evidence and thoughts, so that i can pass it on to the ACCC.
On a personal note, the fact that innocent and defenceless children are dying needlessly in Australia and there is noting more i can do is incredibly demoralising and painful. Especially when the Cordaid device can be sold to consumers with old blinds but not yet able to be sold to consumers with new blinds by window blind installers.
I humbly believe all the revised CIWC safety regulation of 2016 made by the Committee of the ACCC need to do is to remove the word "structure" from the standard.
THE MANDATORY CIWC SAFETY STANDARD OF 2010
THE 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 old existing window blinds as the Cordaid device is not a Corded internal window blind covering.
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 and being empathetic towards the 6 defenceless children who been needlessly killed and 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. (excluding the blind cord chains below as the chain would be 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
REPORTED INTERNAL WINDOW BLIND CORDS ACCIDENTS IN AUSTRALIA THAT WE ARE AWARE OF
The first link below is the 6th most recently reported preventable window blind cord strangulation in Australia since the Mandatory CIWC safety standard began back on January 2011 and the invention of the Cordaid device.
These accidents prove that consumers need more education and also another choice besides a cleat when installing corded internal window blinds.
PRIOR TO 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 AUSTRALIAhttp://www.wfasource.com.au/news/invention-keeps-cords-safe-and-neat-20130531-18595.html
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