How to have your say

Submission process

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) seeks written submissions on the issues raised in this document by 5pm on 19 March 2023.

Your submission may respond to any or all of these issues. Where possible, please include supporting evidence, for example, references to independent research, facts and figures, or relevant examples.

Please make your submission using the submission template:

Submission template: Options to address safety risks of corded window coverings [DOCX, 33 KB]

Please also include your name and (if applicable) the name of your organisation in your submission, as well as contact details in the cover letter or email accompanying your submission.

You can make your submission by:

  • sending your submission as a Microsoft Word document to
  • or mailing your submission to:

    Consumer Policy
    Building, Resources and Markets
    Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
    PO Box 1473
    Wellington 6140
    New Zealand

Please direct any questions that you have in relation to the submissions process to

Use of information

The information provided in submissions will be used to inform MBIE’s policy development process and will inform advice to Ministers on corded window coverings. We may contact submitters directly if we require clarification of any matters in submissions.

Release of information

Submissions remain subject to request under the Official Information Act 1982. Please set out clearly in the cover letter or e-mail accompanying your submission if you object to the release of any information in your submission and, in particular, which parts you consider should be withheld, together with reasons for withholding that information. MBIE will take such objections into account and your details will be needed to consult with submitters when responding to requests under the Official Information Act 1982.

Private information

The Privacy Act 2020 establishes certain principles with respect to the collection, use and disclosure of information about individuals by various agencies, including MBIE. Any personal information you supply to MBIE in the course of making a submission will only be used for the purpose of assisting in the development of policy advice in relation to corded window coverings.